Randwick Heritage Walk

Explore Randwick’s heritage with this self-guided walking tour of Sydney’s oldest municipality. Based on Randwick City Council’s heritage plaques program, the app contains information on the some of the best historical buildings and sites in Randwick accompanied by contemporary and historical images and GPS guided maps.

Estimated walking time: one hour


Available for both Apple and Android devices on App Store and Google Play.



St Jude’s Cemetery, Randwick, December 2015, Marilia Oliva Photography www.mariliaoliva.com
Further reading and contacts

Dictionary of Sydney http://dictionaryofsydney.org/place/randwick

Randwick by Pauline Curby. Randwick, NSW: Randwick City Council, 2009 (available to purchase from Randwick Library)

Randwick Library Local Studies Collection http://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/library/library-services/local-studies-resources

The Randwick and District Historical Society http://www.randwickhistoricalsociety.org.au/

The full list of buildings and sites with historical significance throughout Randwick that were identified in 1988 with the Bicentennial Commemorative Plaques can be found on the Randwick City Council website: http://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/about-council/history/historic-places/plaques


Text: Dr Catie Gilchrist

Contemporary photography: Marilia Oliva Photography www.mariliaoliva.com

Historical images: Australian War Memorial; City of Sydney Archives; Justice & Police Museum, Sydney’s Living Museums; National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia; Powerhouse Museum; State Library of NSW; State Library of Victoria; State Library of Queensland; State Records NSW

Some images used in this app are in copyright. To get copies or seek permission to reuse any of the images within this app, please check the image credit and contact the source organisation

Main tour image:

St Jude’s Cemetery, December 2015 Credit: Marilia Oliva Photography www.mariliaoliva.com


App developed by MyTours http://mytoursapp.com
Content developed by Dr Catie Gilchrist for the Dictionary of Sydney
Project Management: Kim Hanna
Editing: Karen Bryant
Multimedia: Linda Brainwood


Thanks to Jacqueline Spedding, Co-ordinating Editor, Jenny McInerney & Nicole Cama, Editorial and Research Assistants, Dictionary of Sydney.

The Dictionary of Sydney is proudly supported by the City of Sydney

This walking tour was supported by Randwick City Council.


  1. Introduction
  2. Site of Randwick Odeon, corner of Belmore Road and High Street
  3. Former Star and Garter Inn
  4. Captain Cook Statue
  5. Sandgate Cottage, 128 Belmore Road
  6. St Jude’s Fountain, corner of Church Street and Alison Road
  7. Randwick Presbyterian Church, 162 Alison Road and Cook Street
  8. Avonmore Terraces, 26–42 The Avenue
  9. Old Post Office, 124 Avoca Street
  10. Jubilee Fountain
  11. St Jude’s Church Precinct (The Rectory, St Jude’s Church, The Cemetery, Verger’s Residence, School Hall)
  12. Coach and Horses Hotel, 147 Avoca Street
  13. Ventnor, corner of Avoca and Milford Streets
  14. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 193 Avoca Street
  15. Corona & Hygeia (Randwick Lodge)
  16. Hospital Complex (Includes Edmund Blackett Block, Catherine Hayes Hospital, Administration building)
  17. Ritz Theatre, 43 St Paul’s Street
  18. The Spot
  19. The Royal Hotel, 2 Perouse Road
  20. Edith House and Essex House, 7 and 11 Cuthill Street
  21. Randwick War Memorial
  22. The End

Detail from MS Hill's 1888 map 'The City of Sydney',  a birds-eye view over the city looking to the south and west across Darling Harbour. http://dictionaryofsydney.org/image/97526

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