Up Coming Events
Sutherland Shire Historical Society is proud to announce the acquisition of an aboriginal bark canoe made by Dean Kelly a respected Aboriginal elder. The canoe will join other aboriginal artefacts illustrating Dharawal Aboriginal heritage in the Shire.
Dean and Uncle Max will perform a smoking ceremony to embed the canoe into its new surrounds at the museum and explain the process of how the canoe was made.
Drinks and finger food will be served from 6:00pm entry is free.
We will be catching a ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena concession is $3.30 each way, Opal cards cannot be used. From Bundeena pier a bus will be available for those who cannot walk up the hill to Bundeena RSL. For further details contact Bruce Watt 0405493187.
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 Uni archaeological dig in Jordan about the dig. If attending that 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 meeting or by email (email@example.com) if interested in going and if interested in going to the talk or not.
Up Coming General Meetings
Members , guests and non members welcome
Greg has given the Society a Family Pass to visit the Australian National Maritime Museum valued at $75.00 which will be raffled on the day.
There is no meeting in December