Up Coming Events
We will be meeting at Celeste Cottage at 10:00am for a tour of Woronora Cemetery. Peter Moore will be conducting this tour including some well known Shire identities from past years. This walk is fairly level and will take about 1 1/2 hours, please wear comfortable walking shoes. Coffee is available from Celeste Cottage. Contact P Moore 0427213575.
Starting outside Cronulla station at 10:00am , this walk will need an average level of fitness as there are some stairs and fairly steep inclines . Peter Moore will explain the history of Cronulla as he will walk us along the Esplanade, Hungry Point, Darook Park and Gunnamatta Bay. This walk will take at least 1 - 1 1/2 hours , please wear good walking shoes as some of the surfaces are uneven.
We will be visiting the Illawarra Bee Keepers bee garden and museum facility at Waratah Park, 98 Eton St, Sutherland , our guide will be SSHS member Dr Lamorna Osborne. Meeting at the facility at 9:30am the tour will include morning tea. Waratah Park is about a 10 minute walk from Sutherland Station, however if you need transport please contact Creo Moore 0425226405.
Up Coming General Meetings
Members , guests and non members welcome
As the Shire was isolated from the rest of Sydney a system of punts, bridges, trains, trams and buses developed.
Join archaeologists Greg Jackson and Pam Forbes, volunteers at the ANMM, as they explore the world of maritime archaeology. What can we find under and around the sea and how does it shed light on discovery, trade, art, technology. It’s more than just shipwrecks! Learn about the tools and techniques of maritime archaeology and discover some fascinating shipwrecks.
Pam and Greg have participated in excavations and surveys of maritime sites such as shipwrecks, a colonial boatyard, watermills, and convict workstations. They joined the ANMM as volunteer guides in 2010 and their careers in engineering, teaching and archaeology make them well suited to present this talk on maritime archaeology.
Greg and Pam have kindly donated a Family Pass from the ANMM worth $70.00 to SSHS which will be raffled on the day.
Stephen Ward, Heritage Centre Manager for Woolworths Corporate Relations will be our guest speaker. He will cover some of the general history of Woolies (dating from 1924) and more specifically Woolies history in the Shire which commenced 1956. He will be displaying photos of their stores in the Shire over the years.