August Social

Image result for History & Heritage Hawkesbury River Ferry TourOn Wednesday 22nd August we are going on "A History & Heritage Hawkesbury River Ferry Tour"
Meet at Hawkesbury River Railway Station.
The ferry departs 9.35am from Hawkesbury River Public Wharf at Brooklyn Wharf and returns there at about 12.30pm.

To get there:-
1. The 7.45am train from Central. Max will be on, the platform, probably platform 9 (but check) about 7.30am. The train will go via Strathfield, Eastwood, Epping, Hornsby, Asquith, Berowra, Cowan and then arrive at Hawkesbury River station at 8.47am..
2. Or you can drive a car along the M1 and take the Brooklyn exit immediately after you cross the Hawkesbury River bridge.
3. Or you can drive a car along the old Pacific Highway and take the Brooklyn exit before you cross the Hawkesbury River bridge.

Cost $30pp, pay Max on the day.
The tour looks at Juno Point WW11 defences, River bed minefield, History of the Hawkesbury, West Head anti Japanese defences, WW11 Woy Woy airfield, WW1 warship wrecks HMAS Parramatta and Swan (Australia’s first naval fleet), the rendezvous point camp; history of the mini submarines involved in the 1942 Sydney attack, the Hawkesbury River rail bridges history and other subjects of interest along the way.

Lunch will be at 12.45pm at The King Tide Cafe on the Hawkesbury River Marina Wharf. We have reserved a table for 20 people.

For more details contact Max Prince on 0431 473 983

September Meeting

Friday 14th September 2018
Federation House
The committee will meet at 11am.

There will be a free light lunch at 12.15pm for members, guests and visitors.

The guest speaker will be introduced at 1.00pm. 
The speaker will be followed by a General Meeting about 2.00pm.
The meeting usually concludes by 3.30pm.


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September Luncheon

The next luncheon is at NOON on Wednesday 19th Sept 2018.

Club York, at 99 York St, close to the York St entrance of Queen Victoria Building.

Club York’s Red Room Buffet, on Level One.
You will be spoilt for choice with a fabulous selection of more than twenty hot and cold dishes, including seafood and decadent desserts.

$28 non members

September Social

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On Wednesday 26th September we are going on "The Rocks Walking tour for History"
Meet at 11.00am at The King George V Recreation Centre, 15 Cumberland St, The Rocks – next to the Harbour Bridge walk exit.
Walk from Circular Quay along George Street North, under the bridge then left into Cumberland St and back under the bridge.

Alternatively, take a train or bus to Wynyard station and take the Wynyard Park exit. You will then be in York Street. Walk along York Street towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge. As you cross the road at the end of the last park there where cars turn off the Harbour Bridge, you are then walking along Cumberland Street. Walk past the Shangrila Hotel, then under the Cahill Expressway and the KGV is next.

Alternatively walk through the tunnel from Observatory Park near the Garrison Church at the top end of Argyle St. The 311 bus stops nearby.
The tunnel comes out in Cumberland St near the KGV Rec Centre
The 311 can be caught in Park St just up from Sydney Town Hall or Kent St below Wynard.

Max will take you across the road to the YHA building above "The Big Dig" and show you the foundations of the original settlement. Then we walk to Shop 4A – Clocktower Square, corner of Argyle and Harrington Streets, The Rocks.
The guided tour will start at 11.30am and go for 1 ½ hours
The cost is $25pp for concession holders. Pay Max on the day

Lunch will be at 12.30pm at Phillip’s Foote Restaurant, 101 George Street North, The Rocks after the tour. The entry is in the Suez Canal at the Northern end of Nurses Walk. There is a big range of salads, hot vegies and cooked sausages. If you pick any of the raw meats you will bbq the meat yourself.

For more details contact Max Prince on 0431 473 983.

October Social

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On Wednesday 24th October we are having lunch at the International College of Management, 151 Darley Road Manly. The venue is where seminarians were trained to become Catholic priests.
Booked for 30 people.
Lunch commences 12 noon.
Cost $38pp
Meet 10.30am at Wharf 3, Circular Quay, to catch the 11.00am Manly Ferry
Then the 135 Bus opposite Manly Wharf (Stop 209581) on the left hand side of the traffic lights. Bus departs 11.37am and arrives 11.44am
For more details contact Max Prince on 0431 473 983

November Social

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On Wednesday 21st November we are making a tour of the Sydney Jewish Museum.
Meet 12.45pm at the front door of the Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst (very close to St Vincent’s Hospital).
Cost $12.00 seniors, pay on the day
Bags will be checked due to the high security.
1.00pm is the start of the 1 hr tour.

We have booked for 12 people.
For more details contact Max Prince on 0431 473 983

December Social

Image result for teacher christmas drawingsOn Tuesday 4th December, in lieu of our December luncheon we are visiting St Stephens Uniting Church Sydney for a light lunch.
Meet at 11.00am in St Stephens Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie St, Sydney
At 1.00pm there will be a performance by the Conservatorium High School.

For more details contact Margaret De La Garde