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City of Canada Bay Museum

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1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
02 9743-3034 https://canadabayheritage.asn.au

July 2018

Rivendell (Thomas Walker Hospital) Open Day July 2018 – 10:15am

July 29 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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Free – $15 14 tickets left

ENTRY AND PARKING: The entry gates are at the end of Hospital Road. You can drive through and park on the left along the main driveway and both sides around the one-way circular drive. Please do not park on the grass. We have access to section of the main building, but only if accompanied by a guide. As well there is access to the Joanna Walker Children’s Convalescent Hospital and the Water Gate (wharf), both of which can be visited separately. We…

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Rivendell (Thomas Walker Hospital) Open Day July 2018 – 10:45am

July 29 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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Free – $15 19 tickets left

ENTRY AND PARKING: The entry gates are at the end of Hospital Road. You can drive through and park on the left along the main driveway and both sides around the one-way circular drive. Please do not park on the grass. We have access to section of the main building, but only if accompanied by a guide. As well there is access to the Joanna Walker Children’s Convalescent Hospital and the Water Gate (wharf), both of which can be visited separately. We…

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August 2018

Peter Hobbins, “Sydney Quarantine Station, North Head”

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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Sailing to Australia in 1835, 16-year-old John Dawson watched in alarm as three of his sisters developed smallpox.  Although all survived this dreaded disease, their faces bore tell-tale scars for the rest of their lives.  Yet John left an even more enduring memento of his family's perilous voyage in the soft sandstone of North Head, at the entrance to Sydney Harbour. Carving a lengthy message proclaiming that the Dawsons had "landed here to perform quarantine", John began a tradition that…

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September 2018

Television v Cinemas

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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At the end of WWII Sydneysiders spent a great deal of their spare time going to the movies.  Almost every suburb had at least one, two or even more picture theatres.  In total, at that time, there were 145 suburban theatres in the Sydney Metropolitan area. With the coming of licensed clubs and televisions, the motion picture industry suffered greatly with more than fifty percent of cinemas closing in the space of 5 years. These talks are open to everyone. …

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