WOOLLAHRA HISTORY & HERITAGE SOCIETY

EVENTS

2024 EVENTS PROGRAM

2024 EVENTS

On January 21st a twilight picnic at Camp Cove commemorated the first landing of Captain Arthur Phillip RN in 1788. Margaret Cameron-Ash, noted historian and author, gave a short talk to mark the occasion.

In March, Hubert Sagnières – author and explorer – gave a talk on ‘French Explorers of the Pacific and Links with Sydney’s East’.

In May a walk was held in Darling Point in conjunction with the Darling Point Society.

Leo Schofield talk date to be advised.

The Strickland House Open Day

WHEN: 13 OCTOBER 2024

TIME: 10am – 4pm
Strickland House Open Day

WALK: Darling Point Walk

WHEN: 16 MAY 2024

TIME: Meet at 9:30am for registration and introduction.
LOCATION: St Mark’s Church,

Darling Point

COST: Donation

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

MEETING: AGM

WHEN: 30 MAY 2024

TIME: 5PM

LOCATION: Club Rose Bay Anzac Room

TALK: Talk by Ian Tresise

WHEN: 12 SEPTEMBER 2024

TIME: TBC

LOCATION: TBC

TALK: Talk by Leo Schofield

WHEN: 25 SEPTEMBER 2024

TIME: TBC

LOCATION: Woollahra Library,

New South Head Road, Double Bay

COST: Donation

TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THESE EVENTS
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NAME & EVENT NAME TO:
[email protected]
or via the contact page on this website

PAST EVENTS

IN 2023 WHHS HELD SEVERAL EVENTS

The Point Piper walk in May. 80 people joined us on a glorious May day for a guided walk beginning at Rose Bay Police Station circuiting the point, tracing its development from the days of Captain Piper, its grand houses past and present.

A talk in August by Margaret Merten who spoke about her grandfather, the Hon John Louis Trefle’s legacy and the importance of preserving Neilson Park as a community space and heritage listed historic site and nature reserve.

In November, Jacaranda time The Double Bay Heritage Walk was joined by the Double Bay Residents’ Association.

At our Christmas season afternoon tea in December we were privileged to have General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove as our distinguished guests at Woollahra Council Chambers. Sir Peter gave a fascinating talk on the Military history of the area.

Point Piper walk
Point Piper walk
Margaret Merten talk 2023
Margaret Merten talk 2023
Sir Peter Cosgove talk 2023
Sir Peter Cosgove talk 2023
Margaret Cameron-Ash at Camp Cove 2024
Margaret Cameron-Ash at Camp Cove 2024
Double Bay Heritage Walk with DBRA 2023
Double Bay Heritage Walk with DBRA 2023
Twilight picnic at Camp Cove 2024
Twilight picnic at Camp Cove 2024
Save Parsley Bay meeting with Sydney Water to conserve natural heritage 2023
Save Parsley Bay meeting with Sydney Water to conserve natural heritage 2023
Peter King and Peter Poland OAM
Peter King and Peter Poland OAM
Point Piper walk
Point Piper walk
Susan Wynne and Peter Poland OAM
Susan Wynne and Peter Poland OAM
Darling Point walk - group at Rushcutters Bay 16 May 2024
Darling Point walk - group at Rushcutters Bay 16 May 2024