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Gates at All Saints’ Church Woollahra

Woollahra House 1883-1929 stood on the island block bordered by Longworth Avenue, Point Piper.

The stone wall and gateway in front of the grounds of All Saints’ Woollahra were removed from Woollahra House and transferred there when Woollahra House was demolished in 1929. There is a plaque in the church in memory of Mr and Mrs Thomas Longworth.

Mort’s Cottage Double Bay

38 Ocean Avenue cnr Cross Street.

The neo-Gothic style cottage built in 1842 on land owned by Thomas Sutcliffe Mort in the early Village of Double Bay.

Herewai 55 Wunulla Rd Point Piper

In 1923 the original house was home to Frank Hurley. Once a household name in Australia and now most famous for his photographs of the Mawson and Shackleton (Endurance) Antarctic expeditions, Hurley was also an official photographer in two world wars, a participant in early feats of aviation, and cinematographer on major Australian feature films of the 1930’s.

He travelled the length and breadth of his country to produce illustrated books that eulogised Australia.

Eliza Point - Point Piper

Detail view of Henrietta Villa, Point Piper showing its large cruciform shaped kitchen garden surrounded by a paling fence.

Courtesy State Library of NSW.


In the early morning of 8 June 1942 two Japanese submarines, I-21 and I-24, shelled Sydney and Newcastle.

At 0014 hours the Japanese submarine I-24 surfaced off the coast of Sydney and launched an attack, with shells landing in the eastern suburbs of Rose Bay, Bellevue Hill, Woollahra and Bondi.

Our Boundary - WHHS

Estimated Resident Population for Woollahra Municipality is 53,505, with a population density of 4,364 persons per square km.

Woollahra is thought to have been named from an Aboriginal word meaning “meeting ground”.

Courtesy Woollahra Library