The curious case of the missing lions of Sunshine…….

The curious case of the missing lions of Sunshine…..
H V McKay Memorial Gardens in Sunshine once had two beautiful lions gracing the entrance to this historically significant Edwardian ‘oasis’. One night they disappeared! Find out more during this tour conducted by the Friends of H V McKay Gardens

Take a tour with the Friends and hear the fascinating story of the development of these heritage registered gardens, once part of the H V McKay Sunshine Harvester Complex.
Understand their associations with a key part of Australia’s labour history.
Find out about their changing role in the community and how this beautiful piece of Victorian heritage has become even more relevant in an age of climate instability, especially for the residents of the Western suburbs of Melbourne.
Finally, just enjoy being in this special place, renewed and once again, the Pride of Sunshine!

And what did happen to the lions?

Event dates

Event Details

120 Anderson Road, Sunshine, VIC

Meet at the Sunshine Presbyterian Church Car Park, beside the Church on Anderson Road. No parking in Church car park.


Saturday 23 April @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Saturday 30 April @ 11.00am -12.00pm
Sunday 1 May @ 11.00am - 12.00pm
Monday 2 May @ 11.00am - 12,00pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Parking available in side streets. Walking distance to Sunshine train Station and bus depot