Murder, Mayhem and Scandal: Forgotten Stories of Woollahra
Enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the forgotten dark stories of the murders, mysteries and scandals that took place in Woollahra, one of Sydney's most exclusive suburbs. The talk is hosted in the stunning art deco Woollahra Hotel. It too has its own macabre past.
The suburb of Woollahra in Sydney’s East is known for its history, heritage, old wealth, opulence, class and architectural beauty. It is a relatively uneventful little place with quite leafy streets, cute cafes and trendy boutique shops. Yet, very few people know that this charming little hamlet harbours some dark secrets that were buried away, long ago with the hope of being forgotten. They have been uncovered.
Join Sydney based historian, Elliot Lindsay, at the Queen Street Lounge in the Woollahra Hotel for a glass of wine as you discover the long forgotten stories of sex, scandal and murder that took place in Woollahra.
Some of the stories you will hear include…
– An 1880s ‘who dun it’ mystery that took place is in a majestic Victorian era mansion.
– the blood curdling murder in Cooper Park.
– a scandalous seduction that ends in tragedy.
– the death of a 1940s drag queen.
– The Woollahra Hotel mortuary.
And many more.
A one night only event.