Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital on the banks of the Parramatta River in about 1905. In his will, Thomas Walker [1804-1886] set aside £100,000 for the building and maintenance of a free convalescent hospital on 12 hectares of his estate at Rocky Point, Concorde. The hospital was designed by John Sulman and completed in 1893. It operated as a convalescent hospital until 1979. Over 70,000 patients convalesced at the hospital, including servicemen from the 1914-18 and 1939-45 World Wars.