Heritage Walk: Culla Hill – 7 September, 2019

 

Early sketch of “Culla Hill”, Eltham, (‘Sweeneys’), home of Thomas Sweeney (EDHS collection)

Meet at 2.00 pm (Melway ref 22 A9) at the corner of Kent Hughes and Lavender Park roads, Eltham.

Pioneer Eltham farmer Thomas Sweeney (1803-1867) named his house, ‘Culla Hill’ after the area in Ireland that he came from. His house, now called ‘Sweeneys’, remains on a ridge line overlooking the Yarra River. It is recorded that Thomas Sweeney did well out of carting potatoes and other supplies to the various gold fields such as Bendigo, McIvor (Heathcote), Mount Alexander and Beechworth.

Culla Hill is now the name of the road providing access to subdivided lots of the former Sweeney property.

The Culla Hill walk will start at the corner of Kent Hughes and Lavender Park roads, Eltham (Melway ref. 22 A9) at 2.00pm on Saturday 7th September. Street parking is available in Kent Hughes Road. The distance is about 3km., and will take 2 to 2.5 hours. The walk will include Culla Hill with its views over the Yarra Valley, views of ‘Sweeneys’ and a visit to the Sweeneys Flats section of the Yarra Valley Metropolitan Park.

The walk is open to Society members and the general public. Please note this walk does not include internal inspection of any houses. Dogs are not permitted on Society excursions. The phone number for contact on the day is 0409 021 063.

All are welcome…..but numbers are limited

One thought on “Heritage Walk: Culla Hill – 7 September, 2019”

  1. The weather for Saturday is looking inclement but is still changing. It is spring in Melbourne after all. Currently the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a Min of 9 and a Max of 13 with a few showers.Possible rainfall: 1 to 5 mm. Chance of any rain: 80%
    Melbourne area
    Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, easing later in the day. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.

    Our Heritage Walk at Culla Hill will be proceeding regardless so if you still wish to come, we will be there to greet you at 2pm.

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