Lavender Bay

Many of us have heard of this bay, and seen it as we pass over the Harbour Bridge. The name Lavender Bay conjures up mental visions of a sweet-smelling flower;…

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Mortlake & Breakfast Point

Mortlake & Breakfast Point
Mortlake and Breakfast Point - Capt John Hunter

Captain John Hunter led the first British exploration of the Parramatta River in February 1788. On the 5th February, while having breakfast he made the first contact with local Aboriginals…

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The Walker Crest/Motto

On our open days we are often asked what is the meaning of the latin on  the Walker crest - “Per Varios Casus”. An approximate translation would be “Through diverse (or various) opportunities”, which…

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Edward Smith Hall

Edward Smith Hall
Edward Smith Hall - a portrait

Edward Smith Hall was of those early pioneers whose great work in winning for us the freedom of the Australian Press has been obscured by the more widely known achievements of Wentworth. Bom in London…

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