Archives for the Year: 2016

Happy New Year to all We need your help

We have recently acquired a photograph of what appears to be the base of a fountain which is located near the Federation Pavilion at Cabarita Park.  We have been unable to find any reference to this.  Can anyone out there help?

The Rocks, Early Sydney

The Rocks is really a most extraordinary place! A small district of Sydney, without the distinction of its own postcode, it stands on the high ground west of Sydney Cove, nudging at the edges of the city, its highways and byways running above and below … Continue reading “The Rocks, Early Sydney”

Museum re-opens 14th January

Our museum will be closed over the holiday period while we change our displays. We will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of the first formal celebration of what is now Australia Day at the home of Isaac Nichols in The Rocks.   We will also be dis … Continue reading “Museum re-opens 14th January”

Congratulations to a wonderful volunteer

At the recent Mayoral Christmas Party our Mayor, Helen McCaffrey announced the name of City of Canada Bay’s Citizen of the Year.  A lady who is totally involved in her local community:  our Heritage Society and Museum, Meals-on-Wheels, Senior Citizens’ … Continue reading “Congratulations to a wonderful volunteer”

First formal celebration of Australia Day

On 26 January 2017 will be the 200th anniversary of the first formal celebration of what would become Australia Day On January 23, 1817, Isaac Nichols wrote to Governor Macquarie asking permission to officially celebrate Anniversary Day at his home in … Continue reading “First formal celebration of Australia Day”

The Lament of The Man on the Land

REMEMBER WHEN “It all started back in ‘66 when they changed from pounds to dollar – me bloody overdraft doubled. Then they brought in kilograms instead of pounds – now I’m only producing half of what I used to. Then they changed rain to millimeters and … Continue reading “The Lament of The Man on the Land”

Use of Yaralla Grounds

To enquire about the use of the Yaralla grounds for photography or any other use, use this link to the Sydney Local Health District Yaralla Estate website.

Nurungi Has Changed!

Nurungi is dead!  Long live Nurungi! In line with modern technology the format of our newsletter has now changed. From now on we will be posting articles, news items, photographs, etc. to our web site and at the end of each month you will receive a not … Continue reading “Nurungi Has Changed!”

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; however, the naming of this bay was far from sweetness. In the later part of the 1780s a Roy … Continue reading “Lavender Bay”