Cancelled – Talk on Historic Houses of Strathfield exhibition Feb 6 2022

The talk on the Historic Houses of Strathfield exhibition at Strathfield Library on Sunday 6 February 2022 is cancelled.  A decision was taken to cancel the talk due to COVID infection rates.  The talk will be rescheduled to April 2022 when hopefully the current surge may be behind us.

However, the exhibition will still be open until 6 February 2022.  The exhibition is open during Library opening hours. Free entry.

The exhibition is presented by the Strathfield-Homebush District Historical Society with support from Strathfield Council.

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.

For further details, email Cathy Jones at, or Phone 02 9642 3145.

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