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Tours of Historic ‘Woodlands’ – The Birthplace of ‘Seven Little Australians’

The Friends of Ethel Turner Society will be hosting tours of Historic 'Woodlands' for one day only on Sunday 5th May 2024. We'll be sharing the built heritage and stories of past resident and blue plaque recipient, famous Ethel Turner, author of the classic, Seven Little Australians.

Please join The Friends of Ethel Turner Society as we time slip to late 19th Century rural North Shore, and be treated to a 45-minute guided tour of ‘Woodlands’ built heritage including access to public rooms and gardens of this beautiful private residence for one day only.

‘Woodlands’ formerly known as ‘Inglewood’, was once home to Ethel Turner, where she penned the classic novel, ‘Seven Little Australians’ in 1893. The only Australian children’s novel to remain in print since 1894.

We’ll pay homage to this literary legend with all tours including a cuppa and treat as you listen to a dramatic reading of Seven Little Australians by our President, Historian and OAM, Susannah Fullerton.

Please note: this is a ticketed event.

Mobility access limited

Contact the event organiser for more information.

Email: abbey@abbeylane.net.au

Event date

Event Details

1 Werona Ave, Killara, New South Wales

This is a ticketed event.

Children under 12 are free but must hold a valid ticket.

Mobility access is limited. Contact the event organiser for more details.

Parking: Street Parking only. Recommend catching public transport. Killara Station is an 8-minute walk, while Lindfield Station is a 9-minute walk.

'Woodlands' is a private residence. We request no shoes be worn inside. Thank you!

We look forward to sharing this historic gem with you.


Sun 5 May 10am - 10.45am
Sun 5 May 10.30am - 11.15am
Sun 5 May 11am - 11.45am
Sun 5 May 11.30am - 12.15pm
Sun 5 May 12pm - 12.45pm
Sun 5 May 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Sun 5 May 1pm - 1.45pm
Sun 5 May 1.30pm - 2.15pm
Sun 5 May 2pm - 2.45pm
Sun 5 May 2.30pm-3.15pm
Sun 5 May 3pm - 3.45pm
Sun 5 May 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15, Children $ 10, Concession $ 10, Family $ 40, Members $ 10
Prebooking requiredhttps://events.humanitix.com/tours-of-historic-woodlands-the-birthplace-of-seven-little-australians
Attendance limit:
100 - 150
Onsite facilities: