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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

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May 2018

Bruce Shying, “Women and the Sea”

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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Bruce Shying, sailor, author and raconteur, will "spin us a yarn"  about women who went to sea in the early days of sail, Patron Saints, stowaways and the world sailing records that women are still setting today. The talk will also explore how sailors brought their language ashore and explain how we use it in our everyday life today. City of Canada Bay Museum - Saturday, 5th May at 1:30 for 2:00 pm start. Visitors welcome.  Please feel free to…

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June 2018

Susan Boyer, “Across the Great Divide”

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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Susan Boyer brings to life, through her book, the diverse personal experiences of people living in and around Australia's first colony. She demonstrates the varied reactions of participants to their unique situation, such as Esther Abrahams and Ann Inett, and their relationships with military men. She relates the experiences of convict men who saw and seized the possibilities of their new position.  Some succeeded, some failed disastrously. City of Canada Bay Museum on Saturday, 2nd June at 2:00 pm sharp.…

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July 2018

Greg Clancy, “Hitler’s Lost Spy”

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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Greg Clancy has uncovered the little-known story of Annette Wagner.  Swiss-born and a world traveller, she was a fashion and beauty expert, a media identity on the ABC and commercial radio in Australia in 1938 and 1039 . . . and a Nazi spy. Her access to public radio broadcasts to nationwide audiences gave her a secure channel to transmit coded messages and also assisted her in her more underhand activities. City of Canada Bay Museum:  Saturday, 7th July at…

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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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