Hosted Tour



Tuesday 9 September

Conducted tour by Terry Fogarty of the heritage along 'Harnett's Ridge', now known as the Northern Railway Line.

10AM start at the Willoughby Museum we will wander in the footsteps of Charlotte (Chattie) Hayes-Harnett and some of those who followed her. On our wander, we will discover many of the key heritage and historical sites of the area.

Put this date in your diary.

Bookings are essential: 

Call Paul Storm on 9419 7354 or 0409 197 354. 

or email


The next Member's Meeting will be held at the DOUGHERTY CENTRE in Victor St at 2PM on Saturday 11 October 2014.

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The Willoughby Incinerator following its extensive
restoration in March 2011. RF McKillop photo

The Willoughby District Historical Society(WDHS) Inc. was established in February 1974 to encourage the study and appreciation of the history of the Municipality of Willoughby.

The Willoughby local government area (LGA) is located on Sydney's Lower North Shore with the regional centre of Chatswood at its heart. Details of the Willoughby LGA (now the City of Willoughby) are provided on the Willoughby History & Heritage page.

Our mission is to research and conserve the rich tapestry of Willoughby's past. Our volunteers maintain local history records, study Willoughby's social, cultural and industrial history, organise exhibitions and tours so that others can understand and appreciate the community's past.

The Willoughby Museum is located in the 1913 Federation cottage, Boronia, located at 58 Johnson Street in Chatswood. It explores the economic, social and environmental history of Willoughby City through permanent and temporary exhibitions. Meetings featuring speakers on historical subjects are held at 2.00pm on the second Saturday of alternate months from February.


Phone: (02) 9410 3203 - Email:


Copyright WDHS - Last updated 18 August 2014