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July 2019

Lyndon Lockrey, “The Life & Times of Edward Trickett”

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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Edward "Ned" Trickett was born at Greenwich, on the Lane Cove River, and learned to scull on Sydney Harbour. By 1874 he was gaining a reputation as a rower and at the Regatta of 1875 he won the light skiffs race and was now the best sculler in the colony of NSW. In 1876 he travelled to England, where he defeated the two-times champion, Englishman Joseph Sadler, for the World Sculling Championship. The course for the race was from  Putney…

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August 2019

Michael Booth, “RMS Titanic”

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner than sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912 after it struck an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.  Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, making it one of modern history's deadliest peacetime commercial marine disasters. The ocean liner carried some of the wealthiest people in the world as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere…

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