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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Beer & Water

THE Sydney Sun reports . . . . . . that the city council has placed a bubbling water fountain outside the main entrance to a large local brewery. Whether…

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Bloomers and Bicycles

What do bloomers and bicycles have in common? While today’s models parade the catwalk in panties and other underwear, this would have been unthinkable in the 1800s. So too would…

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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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