The Plan­ning & Re-en­act­ment of the First Fleet Tall Ships

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News -

The Dharug and Lower Hawkes­bury His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety In­vite you to The Plan­ning and Re-en­act­ment of the First Fleet Tall Ships af­ter­noon with our Spe­cial Guest Speaker Dr Jonathan King.

Please join us at the Chapel on Satur­day July 28th where we are pleased to wel­come Dr Jonathan King, em­i­nent his­to­rian and de­scen­dent of Lieu­tenant Philip King, Arthur Phillip's aide-de-camp, as he brings to life one of the great his­tor­i­cal events of the 20th Cen­tury. Jonathan’s list of achieve­ments have been many and var­ied but per­haps the high­light was the plan­ning and re-en­act­ment of the First Fleet where he sailed 11 squarerigg­ed tall ships across the high seas from Lon­don into Syd­ney Har­bour where three mil­lion spec­ta­tors greeted the ar­rival on Aus­tralia Day 1988 be­ing Aus­tralia’s largest live spec­ta­tor event.

Jonathan was pre­sented with Aus­tralian of the Year Award (Vic­to­ria Divi­sion) in 1988, and in 1989 the Aus­tralian Achiever Award. Jonathan is also the au­thor of many books on Aus­tralian His­tory. He is also a great fighter for the en­vi­ron­ment and has worked and con­tin­ues to do so with the Aus­tralian Conservati­on Foun­da­tion.

Fol­low­ing his talk he and Paddy Briggs will make a pre­sen­ta­tion to the So­ci­ety of the plaque given to John Briggs on his re­tire­ment as the last Syd­ney Har­bour Mas­ter.

We will meet at the Chapel at 12.00pm for lunch at 12.30 pm.

Dr Jonathan King will com­mence his talk at the Wes­leyan Chapel, 6445 Wise­mans Ferry Road, Gun­der­man after lunch.

Per­haps you were there on Aus­tralia day in 1988 on Syd­ney Har­bour?

Cost: Mem­bers $ 15/ Non-Mem­bers $20. All wel­come.

Book­ings es­sen­tial: en­[email protected] dl­ or 0405 321 478 (leave a mes­sage) by Wed­nes­day, 25th July.

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