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Leuralla Review

This imposing 1911 mansion still belongs to the family of Dr. H. V. ("Doc") Evatt (1894–1965), the first president of the General Assembly of the United Nations and later the leader of the Australian Labor Party. A 19th-century Australian art collection and a small museum dedicated to Dr. Evatt are inside the home. Babyboomers and their children (and grandchildren) will love the collection in the New South Wales Toy and Railway Museum, which is both inside the house and in the gardens. The museum is comprised of an extensive collection of railway memorabilia, antique curios from yesteryear (including lots of dolls depicting the Alice in Wonderland scenes), and exhibitions on iconic dolls like Barbie. Directly across the street from the mansion are the Leuralla Public Gardens (entry A$2), with spectacular views of the Jamison Valley.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Olympian Parade, Leura, NSW 2780 | Map It
  • Phone: 02/4784–1169
  • Cost: A$14, A$10 for gardens only
  • Hours: Daily 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Leura
Updated: 01-16-2014

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