Callan Park Botanical Tour – Sunday 22 May

Spend a couple of hours (2 – 4 pm) exploring the grand trees and gardens of this 60ha heritage listed site. This tour does not include the tunnels.  See the attached pdf for registration details.  Callan Park Botanic Tour 22…

David Bell’s Book and Photos

Welcome to the Looney Bin by Dr David Bell is now available.  See David’s website http://brainaction.com for details on how to purchase it.  David has also provided photos of Callan Park both old and new which can be viewed at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brainaction/sets/72157650920120054 .…

Skate Park at Callan Park

Misleading and confusing statements about the Callan Park skate park development application are being published and we would like to set the record straight. The Friends supported a skate park in Callan Park.  It’s in the Master Plan developed by…

Callan Park Book for sale

Callan Park Book cover

Callan Park: Compassion and Conflict in The Asylum Using images – some never seen publicly before - and oral history interviews (including the Rozelle Hospital Oral History Collection) historian Roslyn Burge has created a fascinating insight into the former mental asylum,…

SHFA replaced by Office of Environment and Heritage

As of 1 July the areas managed by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority are now managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage.  They will be responsible for establishing a Trust for the site. Please see the attached letter from Mark Speakman,…