Up Coming Events
SSHS next excursion is to "Glen Robin" 35 Murralin Lane, Sylvania the home of Ed and Susan Duyker. Once again we are pleased to have Bruce Howell join us, he will be discussing ancient Aboriginal markings on the rock shelter at the rear of the property, this is a registered Archaeological burial site. This excursion is for SSHS members only due to insurance.
Please bring your own lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.
We will meet at 10:00am outside Fitness First gym on Princes Highway, Sylvania Corner of Port Hacking Road near the pedestrian crossing. From there an approx 10 minute walk to "Glen Robin". Suggest park at Southgate Shopping Centre.
Contact Joe Hales 0418 270 744
Coming General Meetings
What do you know about the history of Sylvania, described by local historian Daphne Salt as the ‘gateway to the south’? You will have an opportunity to share your knowledge and find out much more on Saturday 17 April at Sutherland Shire Historical Society’s monthly
meeting when Carol McDonald will deliver an interactive PowerPoint presentation on this suburb.
The talk is well-timed as Sutherland Shire Historical Society’s museum has recently moved to Venetia Street, Sylvania Heights.
In the 1870s this part of the Holt Sutherland Estate bounded by the Georges River, Oyster Bay and Gwawley Bay enchanted estate manager James Murphy. Commenting on the ‘lovely
sylvan setting’ he called the area ‘Sylvania’.
The name stuck, and more than 150 years later it is still the name of this lively suburb.
Carol McDonald worked as a librarian and teacher librarian for 35 years. Upon retiring in 2012, she joined Sutherland Shire Historical Society and since then has been secretary, assistant secretary, research officer and archivist. She has worked tirelessly in the Society’s museum, scanning a large number of historical photos which she is now sharing with Society members and visitors by giving this talk focusing on the history of a particular suburb.
All are welcome to attend this meeting to be held at 1.30 on Saturday 17 April. Sutherland Shire Historical Society meets at Stapleton Centre, 3A Stapleton Avenue Sutherland – just a
short walk from Sutherland station. Make sure you reserve your place at this COVID-safe event by registering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sylvania with Tom Ugly’s Bridge (top left) c1930
Saturday 19 June 2021
Stephen Gapps will be the speaker this month on The Sydney Wars.
All are welcome to attend this meeting to be held at 1.30 on Saturday 19 June 2021. Sutherland Shire Historical Society meets at Stapleton Centre, 3A Stapleton Avenue Sutherland – just a short walk from Sutherland station. Make sure you reserve your place at this COVID-safe event by registering at email@example.com.