Edward John Harkness & Walter Scott HarknessPrint Page Print this page

The plaque commemorates builders Edward John Harkness (1864 - 1924) and his brother Walter Scott Harkness (1862  - 1931). It was unveiled on 9 April 2018.

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'

The Woollahra Council Plaque Scheme honours exceptional people or events associated with our local government area, that have made a significant impact on life in the area or Australia as a nation.


Address:Edward Street & Manning Road, Woollahra, 2025
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.886611
Long: 151.246571
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 9th April, 2018
Front Inscription

Woollahra Municipal Council

Edward Knox Harkness and Walter Scott Harkness

Developed much of Woollahra (late 19th to early 20th century)
Celebrating Our History

Source: Woollahra Council, ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au