Waverly Historical Society
waverley heritage historical society

Edina War Memorial Hospital


The tour will commence on Friday 18th May, 2018 at 10am.

Meeting at the Birrell Street entrance to the War Memorial Hospital, the tour will explore the grounds and buildings including the Chapel and Edina.

In 1864, Ebenezer Vickery built the first house in Georgian style and called Edina, a contraction of Edinburgh, where his wife, Jane was born. After twenty years the house was demolished and a two storey mansion with tower was built in 1884. Edina has a central front door and is encased in an elaborately moulded cement two storey verandah of arcaded Italianate design with projecting entrance porch and central tower accessible as a flat observation post.

The Nellie Vickery Chapel was donated by the Vickery family in 1932.

The tour will commence at 10am and conclude with morning tea on the first floor in Edina.


Bookings on 9387 3626 (evenings) or email:audrey.mccallum@ozemail.com.au

Cost: $10.00 or $6.00 concession

Bus Tours

Our Society is currently organising two bus tours to places of historical interest to members and friends.

The tours include morning tea at a park or rest area and lunch at a venue.