Take in the grandeur of the originaI house of the Garry Owen estate, now home to Writing NSW.
Garry Owen House and its attached estate was well known in the area for its gardens, with many plantings moved to the Botanic Gardens when The Kirkbride was built. The house was used as a ward for male patients during and after the hospital’s construction. It is currently the headquarters for Writing NSW and small agencies connected to the literary fields.
The house sits on a higher elevation, providing views to the Parramatta River. It was one of the first buildings on the site (c.1880), constructed on a curved earth terrace projecting from the stope with commanding views over Iron Cove
You can get to the house from Gate A on Balmain Road – it is near the Kirkbride buildings.
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