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8536 5700
hazelhurst@ssc.nsw.gov.au
782 Kingsway, Gymea NSW

About Hazelhurst

Admission:Free

Opening Hours

Gallery:10am - 5pm

Cafe Hours:9am - 4pm

Art Centre

Mon - Thur:9am - 9:30pm

Fri - Sun:9am - 5pm

Public Holidays

Closed New Years Day, Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day. Close at 2pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

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History

Ben and Hazel Broadhurst secured the land that became Hazelhurst in 1945. Situated in Gymea. the Gweagal name for the beautiful native lily that populates the area, the land was a natural bushland setting with Dent's Creek running through it. The Broadhursts' two-storey cottage, designed with the help of local architect Harry Smith, is now Hazelhurst's artist-in-residence and digital media studio.

The Broadhursts loved gardening and practised recycling and organic farming. They kept goats, horses, a cow and 200 chooks. They also had a mini dairy making cheeses and butter and an orchard of pears, peaches, apples and strawberries. Apart from their farming interests, the Broadhursts were successful business people, managing a shirt-making factory in Rockdale for more than 40 years. On retiring, Ben and Hazel gave their time to charities and worthy causes and became more involved with their interests in spiritualism. They had a fascination with numerology, astrology, extra-sensory perception and other psychic phenomena. Ben was president of the Sydney Centre for Psychic Research for some time in the 1950s.

The Broadhursts were generous, community-minded people. In keeping with their values, they bequeathed their estate to the Sutherland Shire.

Hazelhurst opened as a regional gallery, community gallery, arts centre and cafe in 2000 and has since become a popular meeting place in southern Sydney. More information on the Broadhursts and the history of Hazelhurst can be found in the booklet below:

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