Historic Houses of Strathfield Exhibition 2021


You are invited to attend the Historic Houses of Strathfield exhibition at Strathfield Library.

OFFICIAL OPENING EVENT will be held on Thursday 16 December 2021 6pm. Refreshments served. Free entry. Booking at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/opening-historic-houses-of-strathfield-exhibition-tickets-206912008387?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

EXHIBITION – will be shown from 16 December 2021 – 6 February 2022.  Open during Library opening hours. Free entry.

LECTURE – will be held on Sunday 6 February 2022 12.30pm for 1pm lecture. Refreshments served.  Free entry. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lecture-of-historic-houses-of-strathfield-tickets-228196129767

About the Exhibition

Historic Houses of Strathfield explores the rise of the mansion houses in late 19th century and their eventual fate in the 20th and 21st centuries. The first Australia economic boom from the 1850s to 1890s coincided with the residential development of the Strathfield district.  Many wealthy merchants and professionals viewed Strathfield as the ideal place to build large and lavish homes, supported by rail access to the City where their businesses were located.  By the 1890s, Strathfield was considered one of the premium suburbs of Sydney.  

However, this was not to last.  Decline commenced with the 1890s Depression followed by significant and continued economic and social change. The exhibition features photos, maps and illustrations of the stories of the houses and their owners. Visit the exhibition and attend the lecture. Presented by Strathfield-Homebush District Historical Society with support from Strathfield Council.

For further details, email Cathy Jones at strathfieldhistory@gmail.com, or cathy.jones@optusnet.com.au. Phone 02 96423145.

2 thoughts on “Historic Houses of Strathfield Exhibition 2021

  1. Scott Brandon Smith December 16, 2021 / 8:14 pm

    Congratulations to all involved in the exhibition Historic Houses of Strathfield. The official opening on Thursday night by National Living Treasure Dr Clive Lucas OBE gave the event real gravitas and the attendance by a descendant of John Hinchcliff of Mount Royal showed the ongoing connection of Strathfield to its architectural heritage. I had not previously been in the current Strathfield Library and council should be congratulated on providing such a first rate cultural and community facility. Cathy Jones made it all happen and I am really looking forward to her lecture on the great mansions of Strathfield in February 2020.


    • Cathy Jones December 17, 2021 / 8:24 am

      Thanks Scott. It was wonderful to see so many people attend. So generous of Clive Lucas and also Strathfield Councils CEO Henry Wong to attend. The talk will be in 2022, not 2020.


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