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Sat, 15 June

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Leichhardt

Leichhardt Part II: The Elswick Estate (rescheduled)

Join Beatrice Scheepers on this fascinating stroll around Leichhardt.

Leichhardt Part II: The Elswick Estate  (rescheduled)
Leichhardt Part II: The Elswick Estate  (rescheduled)

Time & Location

15 June 2024, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Leichhardt, 23 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia

About the event

James Norton (1795-1862) was the squire of the grandest manor in west Leichhardt: the Elswick Estate. It boasted orchards, eel ponds and peacocks, and even had unrestricted water access.

A noted pamphleteer and prominent public figure in mid-19th century Sydney, Mr Norton lent his name to Leichhardt's famous cappuccino strip. As one of Australia's first solicitors, he had some important clients, one of whom had a connection with a notorious ghost...

Join Beatrice Scheepers on this fascinating stroll around Leichhardt. This walk is the second of two in a series.

Image: Watercolour Elswick Estate, 1863, Henry Grant Lloyd (1830-1904)

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