Callan Park - Cultural Landscape
7:00 PM AEST, Wednesday, 23rd February, 2022
Webinar presented by Roslyn Burge
Callan Park is a large, historically significant former hospital and park comprising 60 hectares on a North-facing bank of the Parramatta River in Sydney. It opened as a hospital for the mentally ill in 1878, providing twenty sandstone, neo-classical buildings with linking courtyards and extensive grounds for the patients; and the site experienced many changes until it finally closed in 2008. Since then it has been vulnerable to the pressures of redevelopment, particularly residential, nestled as it is between the sought after areas of Balmain and Rozelle. However the community-based Friends of Callan Park have actively sought to keep it open to the public for use as a parkland for active and passive recreation, social gatherings, education and public events.
Sign on commences from 6:45pm and the presentation begins at 7:00pm.