New book preserves history

With parts of old Pennant Hills disappearing fast, the community benefits from stories of earlier lifestyles being recorded.

A new book tells of interesting changes in part of Pennant Hills over the last 200 years.

Beginning with the aborigine, Tedbury, the book covers the purchase of 25 acres in 1887 by Donnelly Fisher, grandson of WC Wentworth, and life in his old home, Killaloe, on Victoria Road.


Many locals will remember the property as Lutanda Children’s Home over a period of 35 years until it became Pennant Hills Christian School.

When the School moved to a larger site at Dural in 1986, Jennings bought the estate for Lutanda Retirement Village which continues to this day, now operating under the Lend Lease banner.

Many interesting human stories come alive in Lutanda A Local History by Trevor McCaskill, available for $20 on 9484 7715.