Welcome to the Southern Highlands Chapter of the
Fellowship of First Fleeters
Wednesday 12th October, 2016
at 10:30 am
Robert will be speaking on the architect George Allen Mansfield. Most people say ‘Who?’ but Mansfield was the most prominent architect in NSW in the late 19th century. He designed banks and schools all over NSW as well as offices, hotels, churches, houses, homesteads and even racecourse grandstands. His works include the Wentworth Mausoleum, the ‘fireproof’ Macleay Museum at Sydney University and ‘History House’ Macquarie Street. So Robert’s talk will explore his life and works.
Venue: Senior Citizens and Community Center, Mittagong
Cnr Albert Lane & Queen Street, Mittagong
MEMBERS & GUESTS MOST WELCOME
Admission Donation $5 includes Morning Tea.
Contact Person – Wendy 4862 4849
2016 THEATRE PARTY
SEPTEMBER – 2 pm
Friday 26th August
Please make cheques out to
(NOT to FFF SHC).
Contact: 4862 4849
If you can’t pay by cheque or would prefer to pay cash – cash payments will be accepted at August Meeting – ring Wendy to register. Tickets will be emailed or posted to you.
CAR TOUR ~ AUSTRALIAN BOTANIC GARDEN
MOUNT ANNAN~COST $16
TUESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER – 10am
Meet at the Plant Bank Entrance
Closing date for bookings & payment Monday 29th AUGUST
Our Event in the 2016 National Trust
“Discovery & Rediscoveries”!
The Harper’s Mansion (Berrima) Committee kindly invited our Chapter to mount an exhibition including books, documents, charts, maps and memorabilia related to the First Fleeters who arrived on the 26th January 1788 to establish the first European settlement in Australia in the display room at Harper’s Mansion. It was an invitation that we were delighted to accept. We are now a registered festival event.
The official opening on 16th April was a great success with with FFF Southern Highlands Chapter members joined by National Trust members for drinks and refreshments before the display and the Heritage Festival was official opened by Eric Savage on behalf of the National Trust with Wendy Selman responding on behalf of the FFF Southern Highlands Chapter.
The display finished on the 29th May. The mansion guides all reported positive feedback and interest. One couple returned as they didn’t have time to read it all on their first visit. So, all in all, a very successful venture & positive relations established, hopefully looking to further ventures in the future.
Waverly Cemetery (Update)
Although it’s less than a month since we last updated you there have been some small but not insignificant developments.
In April we re-started the campaign to add more signatures to our petition in anticipation of submitting it afresh to the soon to be amalgamated Eastern Suburbs Council. When we last submitted it to Waverley Council in June 2015, the petition contained 1,740 signatures. It now has over 3,500 signatures (3,496 electronic and 60 hand-signed). A huge thank you to you all.
We are targeting 4,000 signatures as a minimum and hope that if you haven’t already shared the petition with friends you’ll be able to do so now. See the link to the petition below.
Here’s why it’s important to keep sharing the petition.
Waverley Council continues to ignore the 3,500 signatories and almost 1,000 people who’ve liked our facebook page and is instead favouring the views of 50-200 near neighbours of the Cemetery who reject our proposals for a pavilion and niche pillar fence but have no alternative proposals of their own………..
Thanks so much for considering this.