ACU recently contributed to the refurbishment of the heritage-listed Don Bank historic gardens and cottage, located near the North Sydney Campus.
The cottage is the oldest timber house in North City and was built in the 1800s.
The cottage and gardens have been owned by the North Sydney Council since 1979 and have been converted into a historical museum managed by the North Sydney Council’s Historical Services staff.
Both the gardens and cottage were recently refurbished thanks to a $40,000 donation from ACU and Council funding.
Associate Vice-Chancellor NSW/ACT Professor Marea Nicholson spoke at the launch of the refurbished museum in early December.
“Australian Catholic University is proud to be able to support the refurbishment of the historic Don Bank cottage to ensure that the community has access to significant pieces of Australian history, and early life in North Sydney.”