Change comes to Campbell Parade and Bondi Beach- Waverley Historical Society

Date: 30th Apr 2021 Time: - Location:

Waverley Library Gallery


Monday–Friday, 9.30am–9pm
Saturday, 9.30am–3pm

Local Bus Tour
Friday, 14th May, 10 am
bookings via 0418 271 718

The first land grant to William Roberts in December 1809 by Governor Bligh  and regranted by Governor Macquarie in January, 1810, was of two hundred acres and embraced almost the whole of the frontage of Bondi Beach. It became known as “The Bondi Estate”.

The Bondi Estate was sold to Edward Smith Hall in March, 1851 for his daughter, Georgiana, who was married to Francis O’Brien. From 1879, the Bondi Estate was the subject of many subdivisions.

Today, the area is a thriving commercial  recreation area  that has hosted Olympic events, survived World War 11 bombings and become an iconic tourist destination, as well as being “home” to many sun-loving Australians. Presented by the Waverley Historical Society, this exhibition presents the history of the Bondi Basin through objects and archival materials.