PIECES OF HIS­TORY

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Ken Bradley from the Du­ral and District His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety who was awarded an Or­der of Aus­tralia Medal in the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours.

The award recog­nised his work in many fields in­clud­ing his di­rec­tion of the clear­ing and restora­tion of Hell­fire Pass on the Thai Burma Rail­way, the site of such suf­fer­ing by pris­on­ers of war dur­ing the 1940s.

Du­ral and District His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s next meet­ing is on March 13 when Mal John­ston of Ken­thurst will talk about his jour­ney down the full length of Catai Creek.

The lit­tle trib­u­tary of the mighty Hawkes­bury starts at Show­ground Road Cas­tle Hill. The talk starts at 2pm and will be fol­lowed by af­ter­noon tea.

Last month’s guest speaker was Max Rough­ley who gave his talk on the Ir­ish girls made or­phans by the Great Potato Famine who came to Aus­tralia on the ship Thomas Ar­buth­not.

In June the club held a Cal­abash Road in­for­ma­tion day and also vis­ited Pow­er­house Mu­se­ums Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre in Cas­tle Hill and Bella Vista Home­stead. Du­ral and District His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meets at 2pm on the sec­ond

Satur­day of each month at His­tory Cot­tage, 412x, Gal­ston Rd, Gal­ston. Vis­tors wel­come. The June Rough­ley Memo­rial Lec­ture on the 10th Au­gust in the Ar­ca­dia Com­mu­nity Hall. De­tails Michael 96531365. Du­ral & District His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meet on the sec­ond Satur­day of each month at 2.00pm at the His­tory Cot­tage, 412X Gal­ston Road Gal­ston. All vis­i­tors wel­come. His­tory Cot­tage is open to the pub­lic on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month, 1pm to 4pm and Sun­days 10am to 4pm.

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