An Old Inn at the Sign of the “Red Cow”

In 1825, one James Bibb, an enterprising spirit built a hostelry in a clearing by the stately gumtrees at Abbotsford Point on the Parramatta River, and soon the “Red Cow Inn” ministered to needy travellers by the Great North Road. These travellers, who … Continue reading “An Old Inn at the Sign of the “Red Cow””

Grants & Volunteers

Thanks to Museums & Galleries NSW we have received a grant to allow us to purchase some new mannequins to enable us to display more of our wonderful clothing collection, and also to have special boxes made to house some of our bulkier objects to pr … Continue reading “Grants & Volunteers”

West Harbour Rugby Football Club

The first rugby club to represent the district was Burwood, which competed in the Sydney Metropolitan Competition until the introduction of district rugby.  The club was formed in 1900 but had to change its name to Western Suburbs District Rugby Union … Continue reading “West Harbour Rugby Football Club”

Who Named the Pig & Whistle?

Way back in the early days of our society we were researching some of the old buildings in the area. One which aroused our curiosity was the ancient hotel, the “Pig & Whistle”, which was being demolished for road widening purposes at 27 Bertram Str … Continue reading “Who Named the Pig & Whistle?”

Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay

While browsing the internet recently, researching our August speaker, I came across an article by Cleo Braithwaite, who said:  There is a floating forest growing out of a shipwreck in Homebush Bay.  That was what the internet told me the other day.  I … Continue reading “Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay”

Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay: How to get there

From Bennelong Parkway From Homebush Bay Drive, turning into Australia Avenue, passing Bicentennial Park main entrance, turn right at Bennelong Parkway, follow the signs to the Archery Centre, veering right and over a little road bridge, parking is on … Continue reading “Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay: How to get there”