Up Coming Events
Of the four surviving spears , three will be on display at the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
Meet at Sutherland Station (entry to Platform 1 near bus interchange) at 9am /catch 9.08 am train to Central (stops at Jannali at 9.10). If coming from Cronulla catch 8.40 or 8.49 am train and change at Sutherland. Then bus from George St up to Victoria Park/ University. Masks required on train/ bus.
The first part of outing is visit to Chau Chak Wing Museum (near Fisher Library) to see the 3 spears on loan to museum that were taken from Botany Bay to England by Lt Cook in 1770. Museum entry is free.
They recommend mask wearing and at moment website says need to have proof have been vaccinated or if not vaccinated have recent negative test.
Then if weather cooperates those who wish to will go for a walk around main campus to look at heritage buildings. Then walk to Redfern station via Darlington (where look at heritage pubs etc) and Darlington Campus including former Darlington School and Deaf and Dumb Institute. All up about 4 to 5 km of
walking. Others can head home by bus/train.
Can buy lunch at University cafes or bring own lunch.
Can people please indicate by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 04 10 14 14 39 if going.
Cost is $5.00 pp. museum entry fee
Contact C Moore 0425226405
Greg Jackson and Pam Forbes will be leading an excursion to the remains of the Parkesvale Pleasure Ground (1899 –c1912) on Wednesday 28/9/2022, meeting at 10:00 Parkesvale is the extreme northwest of the shire and is accessed off Heathcote Road. The walk is about 1.2km each way, starting at the Sandy Point Community Centre car park (200 St George Crescent, Sandy Point) and is mostly on a fire trail along the southern bank of the Georges River. A short section is on a bush track which is sometimes muddy and there is an
optional side trip, of about 50m on a rough track, to an indigenous rock art site.
Parkesvale was established by the Sandbrook brothers of Camperdown 1899 as a pleasure ground and night-time dance venue on the Georges River with up to 800 patrons reported dancing there to a band on a Saturday night. It operated until about 1912 and is now part of the Georges River National Park. Patrons were conveyed to Parkesvale, from Como Station, by the paddlewheel steam ferry Telephone, the largest ferry to ever ply the Georges River.
Located in the Reserve is:
Archaeological remains of the infrastructure associated with Parkesvale
Scant remains of the paddle steamer Telephone, now sadly degraded by 4x4 vehicles
An indigenous shelter containing multiple handprints is a short detour from the path
Please wear sensible walking shoes and bring morning tea, hat and sunscreen.
Contact Greg Jackson 0450615104 to confirm attendance.
Coming General Meetings
Saturday 16 July 2022
David Martin is the speaker this month and the topic is a reappraisal of the Gallipoli legend.
Saturday 20 August 2022
This month our speaker will be Matt Murphy author of "Rum : A Distilled History of Colonial Australia" .
Saturday 17September 2022