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

An Old Inn at the Sign of the “Red Cow”
Red Cow Inn - rear of building

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…

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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…

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Who Named the Pig & Whistle?

Who Named the Pig & Whistle?
Pig & Whistle - rear view

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…

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Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay

Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay
SS Ayrfield

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…

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Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay: How to get there

Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay:  How to get there
Shipwrecks Plaque

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…

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