Saturday, 23 March 2013

Street Names: Harrison Street & Woodbury Street

Harrison Street was named after James Start Harrison who was the owner of Woodbury.

Woodbury was built in the 1880s and the land it stood was subdivided after James' death in 1902.

Image Source: National Library of Australia

From 1907 to 1914, the house functioned as Ermelo Private Hospital, before becoming the Lisgar Children's Home. 

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 15 December 1923, page 13

Lisgar Children's Home relocated to a house in Albert Road, Strathfield in 1929. After relocation of the home, the property on Harrison Street was subdivided.

By 1932, the building was demolished and replaced by six brick cottages. 



  1. Woodbury was owned by James Start Harrison not 'Slant' as on website. Paul F Cooper

  2. Thanks Paul, it's often hard to read Trove entries. Have updated to reflect the name as Start. Thanks for your information. From that I was able to find a great photograph of Harrison.


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