of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA)
in 2000 with the aim of increasing awareness
and appreciation of the history of the City
aims to make our history more accessible. COSHA
regularly organises guided walks, lectures and
tours of historic sites and buildings.
The Rozelle Hospital site
in Sydneys inner west is 61 hectares
of exceptionally beautiful, undulating waterfront
The site incorporates many
layers of archaeological, Aboriginal, historical,
cultural, aesthetic, and environmental heritage.
It contains many heritage
buildings, including the original houses
(1839 and 1842) of the two estates on which
it is based;
and the magnificent Kirkbride
Block, completed in 1885 for the Callan
Park psychiatric hospital is now the campus
of Sydney College of the Arts.
Photographs taken by
COSHA members Betty Candy John Brooks and