“Colonial Ladies - Lovely Lively and Lamentably Loose"
A talk by Judith Dunn.
The author gathers together crime reports of convict women sent to the Female Factory for secondary punishment and may be read in many different ways.
Non historians may dip into the pages lightly and be captivated by the bravado, humour, audacity, courage and strength of the women as they fight for survival
and a measure of control over their own lives.
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts.
280 Pitt Street, Sydney.
Time: 2 pm. 8 June 2013.
A tour of St John’s Anglican Church, Darlinghurst
PLUS a Gilbert & Sullivan concert in the church.
Members and friends will be given a tour of this historic church followed by a concert of Gilbert & Sullivan favourites by the Sydney Music Project at 3pm.
Concert subscription is $15.00 per head which will include afternoon tea after the concert.
Venue: St John’s Anglican Church
Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst,
[a level ½km walk from Kings Cross Railway Station along Victoria Street or Darlinghurst Road.]
Time: 2pm Saturday 13 July, 2013
Please register attendance Murray Radcliffe
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Phone: (02) 9971-8062
Dr Ian Hoskins ‘ Changes in Sydney Harbour’
Dr Ian Hoskins is the Council Historian at North Sydney, based at the Stanton Library, where he writes about local history and helps manage two small museums,
a heritage centre, archives and a historic cemetery.
His book, Sydney Harbour: A History, won Queensland Premier’s Literary Award in 2010.
Dr Hoskins will talk about the people who have lived around the waterway since the time of the harbour clans.
We will hear about interesting people and how certain places ended up with the names we now call them by.
Every wondered how Manly came to be called that?
Did you know Lavender Bay used to be called Slaughter Bay?
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
180 Pitt Street .
$2 Subscription charge
No booking required.
Time: 2pm, Saturday August 10th, 2013
Dick Whitaker talks about ‘ Sydney by Gaslight’
Picture this: Old Sydney in the soft and mysterious light cast by the gas lights from every lamppost. Sydney was lit by gas very early in its
existence and this light covered up many sins. Dick Whitaker has a wonderful collection of photographs that show many aspects of Old Sydney as it was before the introduction of electric lighting showed the cracks and pitfalls. The night light of today, let alone the CCTV cameras that record 24 hours of the day were not even imagined.
Venue: Glebe Town Hall
160 St Johns Road, Glebe, NSW, 2037
$2 Subscription charge
No Booking Required
Time: 2pm, Saturday September 7th 2013
· Bus route 470 stops at Glebe Town Hall every 15 minutes.
· Bus routes 431 and 370 stop at Glebe Point Road.