Up Coming Events
The Nursing Museum is free (but they have a donation box) and opens at 10 am so we would leave Sutherland at 9.15 am (car pooling) and go there first. La Perouse Museum is also free. Bare Island Guided Tour is $15 for adults and $13 for concessions. We have to book and pay in advance for the Tour. The tours are 1.15 till 2.15 and 2.15 to 3.15. I intend to book the earlier tour. I need to know numbers and whether concession or full price and will need pre payment – preferably at February meeting. There are some cafes near both places but they are not cheap so I suggest bringing lunch. If raining the Nursing Museum has a covered verandah for eating lunch.
My contact details – 8519 4711 or email@example.com
We will be meeting at Sutherland at 9:00am to make our way to Bowral, it is approx 1 1/2 drive . Entrance to Retford Park is $18.00 incl house and garden. You can bring your own morning tea and lunch.
Retford Park is a place of great heritage significance; its European history extends back to grants of land promised to Edward Riley senior by Governor Macquarie in 1821.
The house was built in 1887 by Samuel Hordern (1849-1909) merchant and stockbreeder, and his wife Jane nee Booth. The house at Retford Park (designed by Albert Bond) is set on a low rise, a grand rendered brick Italianate style residence. It was in 1964 that James Fairfax bought the property and started to turn it from an agricultural property to a gentleman’s residence.
Having been in the caring hands of Mr Fairfax for over 50 years, the garden is a delight to wander through. As you venture up the driveway the grand Victorian Italianate homestead appears from a towering arboretum of a magnificent collection of evergreen and deciduous trees, some very rare and unique.
Surrounding the eastern side of the homestead is a patchwork of hedged gardens showcasing everything from a detailed knot garden, exquisite swimming pool and pavilion, sculptures demanding centre stage and even a friendly family of five emus.
Contact C Moore 0425226405
Up Coming General Meetings
Members , guests and non members welcome
This event will be held at Club East starting at 6:00 - 8:00pm.
will provide an overview of the book and discuss aspects of the long search for the Great South Land.