Yaralla Open Day

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The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society once again will be hosting an open day at Yaralla on Sunday, 26 April 2014.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a guided tour of the stables, dairy, squash court and gardens of the Yaralla Estate. There will also be a display of historic photographs, Vintage Cars and a petting zoo for children. Bookings are essential.

During the First World War, Eadith Walker, the owner of Yaralla, was a great supporter of the Red Cross and injured soldiers. In April 1917 she loaned her other residence, Shuna at Leura in the Blue Mountains, as a convalescent hospital for soldiers with tuberculosis. The photograph shows a wounded lieutenant at a Yaralla garden party in 1918.

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Posted on April 8, 2015, in Concord, Concord West, More than just a name and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. At least two of Eadith Walker’s Yaralla employees enlisted in the First World War: Alfred Samuel Lowe (2407) and John Jones (2622).

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