Up Coming Events
Captain Cook Exhibition at the National Library of Australia, Canberra
If you wish to include your name as a starter for this event contact Elizabeth Craig 0416234272.
Leaving on Monday 4th February we will be driving to Canberra(car pooling) arriving at the Canberra Rex Hotel and check in by 2:00.
In the afternoon we will visit the Australian War Memorial and stay for the Dusk Service, which includes a moving memorium to a fallen Digger.
Tuesday 5th February . Make our way to the National Library of Australia in time for a guided tour starting at 10:30 of the Cook Exhibition. Other sites to visit are the Australian Art Gallery and the National Museum of Australia.
Wednesday 6th February, on our way back to Sydney we will visit the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre.
Meet at Sutherland Station (entry near bus interchange) at 9am and catch 9.05 am train to Redfern Station.
Walk via Darlington (several heritage pubs etc) to University’s Darlington Campus. Look at former Darlington Public School and the former Deaf and Dumb Institute building then to International House where we go into the courtyard to see City of Sydney Boundary Stone. Then to main campus to look at heritage buildings incl Manning, Vet Science, Education, plus the graffiti tunnel and main quad.
Lunch at Manning or Wentworth building cafe or bring own lunch and eat in quad or nearby. About 1 pm go to Nicholson Museum – has several displays with main display about Ancient Egypt.
At 2pm to 3pm there is a talk at Nicholson Museum by a professor (who runs Sydney Uni archaeological dig in Jordan) about the dig. If attending that you would get back to Sutherland about 4.15 pm, if not would get to Sutherland about 3.15pm. Attending the talk optional – otherwise can head over to Footbridge near Holme Building and catch bus to central railway station. Fares for those not having a Gold Opal card are $3.50 going in $3.70 coming back.
Can people please indicate at the monthly meeting or by email (email@example.com) if interested in going and if interested in going to the talk or not.
If interested in going to this event please indicate at the monthly meeting or contact Bruce Watt 0422116669.o
A few blocks from the town centre of Nowra on NSW’s south coast, Meroogal is a rare and precious gem. Barely changed since it was built in the 1880s, the distinctive ‘Carpenter Gothic’ house has been loved and maintained by four generations of Thorburn and MacGregor women through the pleasures and labours of daily life. The house still overflows with their belongings – favourite books and ornaments, furniture, photographs, diaries and journals, newspaper clippings, receipts and recipes, appliances and clothes – and the garden, although reduced from its original size, still provides fruits and fresh produce that hint at their self-sufficiency and hospitality. Meroogal invites us into their lives, and through their private histories draws us into a shared and living past.’ women and the south-coast community in which they lived.
Up Coming General Meetings
Members , guests and non members welcome