February Guest Speaker

February Guest Speaker
Lawson and Paterson

Just a reminder that our February speaker, Tim Hunter, will be speaking about two of our greatest poets, A.B. "Banjo" Paterson and Henry Lawson. Both of these poets have a…

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Gertrude Frances Moberly, RCC

Gertrude Frances Moberly, RCC
Gertrude Frances Moberly

Gertrude Moberly was born in Rockhampton, Queensland on New Year’s Day 1880 and grew up in Walcha, NSW, where her father was rector. She moved to Sydney in 1894 where…

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Milsons Point and The Horse Ferry

Milsons Point and The Horse Ferry
Milsons Point and The Horse Ferry

The image above is a stunning snapshot of a piece of Sydney history that many are not familiar with. Today, we are all familiar with the Harbour Bridge, and take…

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Federation Pavilion

Federation Pavilion
Federation Pavilion Postcard

An ornate pavilion was erected in Centennial Park for the swearing in of the first Governor General of Australia, Lord Hopetoun, the first Prime Minister, Edmund Barton, and the first…

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The Bulletin Debate

This debate was a famous dispute in The Bulletin magazine from 1892–93 between two of Australia’s most iconic writers and poets: Henry Lawson and Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson. At the time, The Bulletin was a popular and influential publication,…

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One People, One Destiny

By 1891, with the six colonies at loggerheads and the Victorian and New South Wales economies in freefall, Australia’s great federation movement ground to a halt.  The cause took another…

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