Edward Knox Harkness and Walter Scott Harkness

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Tuesday: 9am-8pm
Wednesday: 9am-8pm
Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-8pm
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Tuesday: 9:30am-6pm
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Friday: 9:30am-6pm
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Sunday: 10am-4pm
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Paddington Library
Paddington Town Hall
247 Oxford Street,
Paddington NSW 2021

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Monday: 2pm-5pm
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Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
Thursday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 2pm-5pm
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Watsons Bay Library
The Tea Gardens
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Watsons Bay NSW 2030

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Introduction

E K Harkness: 15.8.1864 – 7.8.1924
W S Harkness:  25.4.1862 – 3.12.1931

Brothers Edward and Walter Harkness were major contributors to the first wave of urbanisation in Woollahra. It was claimed at the time of Walter’s death, that the two men had been ‘instrumental in having between 3,000 and 4,000 houses built in the eastern suburbs within 20 years'

Edward Knox Harkness and Walter Scott Harkness

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Corner of Edward Street and Manning Road, Woollahra

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A plaque commemorating Edward Knox Harkness and Walter Scott Harkness was unveiled on 9 April 2018.

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