Russell Lea Manor

Russell Lea Manor
Russell Lea Nerve Hospital

Russell Lea Manor, also known as Russell Lea House, was the home of Russell Barton (1830-1916), and was situated north of Lyons Road between Sibbick Street and Lyons Road.  The suburb of…

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The Colour Cure

Under the heading “Occupying “canary” room.  Nerve Cases are Soothed” the following article was published on 24 March 1919. In the new Red Cross convalescent Docks, Sydney, NSW, the colour…

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Olympic Trivia

We are missing out on the Olympic Games for 2020, so we thought we’d bring you some trivia to think about while we wait for next year. In 1896 the…

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Mortlake’s Mornington Hotel

For almost two decades the Mornington Hotel, situated where Emily and Herbert Streets now join Tennyson Road, was a hub of community activity in Mortlake. The hotel was not only…

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Jean’s Story (Spanish Flu)

Jean’s Story (Spanish Flu)
Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital

Jean's story continues about her experiences as a Voluntary Aide at the Walker Hospital in 1919 Came off duty at 9pm but we get up at 5.45.  I have already…

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