Birnam Wood

This photograph is from the Sydney Mail, 29 January 1913 featuring a Garden Party at Birnam Wood Strathfield, the home of Colonel John Mclean Arnott.

Arnott [1869-1945] was the Managing Director of Arnott’s Biscuits and served in the AIF in World War II, earning the rank of colonel.

‘Birnam Wood’ was demolished c.1927 and subdivided creating the street Birnam Grove.


  1. Cathy Recents post, since Birnam Wood, don’t seem to be displaying pics. Scott

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. Cathy
    All working now … great party pic. Do you have an image of the house Birnam Wood? I’d also be interested to see a photograph of Goomerabong. Do you know if one exists?


    1. No I don’t. I think it is my life’s mission to find a photo (ha ha!), but was pretty happy to find the pic of the garden party.Goomerabong is the old Ford house in Florence St? If so, Ive never seen a photo but will keep looking. Cathy


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