History Week Talks and Tours

For History Week, FOCP has 2 great speakers – Dr Richard White and Sarah Luke. Their talks will be followed by short tours of Garry Owen and Kirkbride. The tours do not include the foundations under Kirkbride.  See the attached for more…

Let SCA Stay!

Sydney College of the Arts

The Friends of Callan Park are opposed to the attempt to close the University of Sydney College of the Arts in Callan Park. After hearing from a delegation of three postgraduate students from SCA, our July monthly meeting carried the…

5 things to Love About Callan Park

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In the Garden Drum – great article by Stuart Read describing his recent visit to Callan Park. Enjoy – it is a great read!  http://gardendrum.com/2016/06/09/5-things-love-callan-park-estate-sydney/    

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,…

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 .…