August 16 - 22, 2015: Issue 227
Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways Hordern and Wiltshire Parks to McKay Reserve – From Beach to Estuary
Above: Photo from South end of Palmy (circa 1925-30)courtesy Clare West - wife of Canon West (C of E) and John Cowper
PALM BEACH, NEW SOUTH WALES. - - Among the most beautiful bathing beaches in Australia, Palm Beachis situated on a peninsula fifteen to twenty miles north of Sydney. Close by, the waters of the beautiful Hawkesbury River flow into Broken Bay. On one side of the peninsula, which is but a few hundred yards across, is the surf of the Pacific Ocean, and on the other are the calm waters of the historic Pittwater, the scene of many aquatic carnivals. At one time there were many palms in the locality, but few remain, and these are jealously preserved. photo by H. CAZNEAUX PALM BEACH, NEW SOUTH WALES. (1934, October 1). The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), p. 19. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145241972
THE GOVERNOR AND FAMILY AT PALM BEACH. The Governor (Sir Dudley de Chair) has been spending a few days at the Palm Beach (N.S.W.) home of Mr. Alfred Hordern, which was placed at his disposal. The Governor is standing on the left facing Lady de Chair and Miss Elaine de Chair and her brother, Lieutenant Graham de Chair, A.D.C. THE GOVERNOR AND FAMILY AT PALM BEACH. (1930, March 5). Sydney Mail (NSW : 1912 - 1938), p. 9. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160633195
Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways – Hordern or Wiltshire Parks to McKay Reserve – From Beach to Estuary Bay
Some of us are of a retiring disposition and will avoid main thoroughfares and even roads if possible, perhaps we have a bit of wallaby or kangaroo in our spirit and will find the old tracks to be among the green when moving through this place. Pittwater is one such area where you may still walk from ocean-side to estuary without having to lay your tender paw against too much bitumen and cement.
As a lead into Spring 2015 we’d like to share a few insights into how these reserves, preserving a semblance of the original Pittwater that may dived into at will, came about so you too may be enticed to bring out the wallaby in you and see what blossoms as the venal tide returns.
In the north a Beach to Bay walk connects four reserves at Palm Beach: Hordern Park, Wiltshire Park, McKay Reserve and Dark Gully Park. Through these parks and reserves you may stay in flowering bushland from the ocean over to the estuary and be amongst wonderful trees and views, with only one or two roads to cross, quiet ones at that.
Warringah Council were approached with a request to build a second 'shed' for the boat on council land at the southern end. In the 1922-23 season, permission granted, the original shed was moved to what we now call Hordern Reserve and was then named 'Glenburnie Park' - 'glen' is 'a narrow valley', especially in Scotland or Ireland, while 'burnie' is defined as 'a little stream' and this too is a Scottish word.
PALM BEACH. DISPUTE ABOUT CLUBHOUSE.
Warringah Shire Council has decided that the Palm Beach Surf Club's club-house must be pulled down and that any new structure must be erected on a more suitable site. The existing club-house, a plain erection on a public reserve, has been the subject of an offer by Mr. J. A. Hordern, who has expressed his willingness to lend the council £100 for improvements to the reserve, and to assist the club financially towards the erection of a new building.
It has been stated that the members of the surf club did not want to move, and Councillor Corkery said that if they would not go, the club should be disbanded and a paid life-saver put on the beach. It would never do to allow the council to be dictated to by the club, which was on the beach for the purpose of life-saving only. The council will have a meeting with Mr. Hordern and the members of the surf club, to discuss the question of finance. PALM BEACH. (1929, July 10). The Sydney Morning Herald(NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 19. Retrieved fromhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16546792
PALM BEACH CLUB-HOUSE. In a letter to the Editor, the captain of the Palm Beach Surf Saving Club (Mr. Kenneth Hunter) states that there has been no dispute with the Warringah Shire Council. Discussions that have taken place with regard to new premises for the club have been of a most harmonious character. PALM BEACH CLUB-HOUSE. (1929, July 11). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 12. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16568126
PALM BEACH SURF CLUB HUT. The Palm Beach Surf Club's hut is to be removed from its present situation in a valuable public reserve to a more suitable site, near the centre of the beach. The Warringah Shire council will erect the new hut, which will cost £300. PALM BEACH SURF CLUB HUT. (1929, August 31). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 22. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16579961
Despite these reports a schism did develop between the members and the council that led, ultimately, to members raising funds throughout the years from 1929 (when The Depression began) until they could purchase what is today called the 'Cabbage Tree Club' - formerly 'Chorley's' in 1936 - until then they were placed where suited the council and council's fiscal supporter.
A few Extras on other Namesakes:
“Adrian Curlewis learned surf- board riding from John Ralston, who had the first surfboard at Palm Beach. Later he bought his own surfboard for £5. "It had belonged to Manly swimmer Claude West, who put an ad. in the paper reading: 'Surfboard for sale. Owner in hospital through using same'," Judge Curlewis told me. (Surfboard riding was only six years old in 1920. The Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku had introduced it to Australia in 1914.) From: The Australian Women's Weekly Saturday 3 February 1951, page 17. and:http://www.surfresearch.com.au/1950_Newspapers.html
B B WILTSHIRE PTY LTD capital £10 000 to acquire the business of shipping agent now carried on by Bowen B Wiltshire etc First directors Bowen B Wiltshire and Charles B Wiltshire. COMPANY NEWS. (1937, March 16). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 13. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17352138
SHIPPING AGENT FINED £200. SYDNEY, Friday.
Bowen Barnett Wiltshire, shipping agent, was lined £200 in the Central Summons Court to-day for having permitted two prohibited immigrants, Andrews Doukas and Angelos Gratios, to enter the Commonwealth in June last contrary to the provisions of the Immigration Act It was stated that the defendant was the agent of the vessel from which the two men entered the Commonwealth. SHIPPING AGENT FINED £200. (1936, November 21). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article144622842
Marriages. WILTSHIRE—JOHNS.—January 6, 1900, at All Saints' Church, Petersham, by the Rev. T. Eykvn, Bowen Barnett Wiltshire,Petersham, to Linda May Johns, Thebarton, S. A. Family Notices. (1900, February 14). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14294008
CHRONOS SOLD. PURCHASED BY B. B. WILTSHIRE.
The Howard Smith steamer Chronos has been purchased by Mr. B. B.Wiltshire, and will enter the Austral China trade in conjunction with the Calulu. The Calulu has been running in the service for a few years, and it speaks well for the organisation of the company that they have been able to acquire another vessel in order to cope with their apparently increasing trade. The Chronos was built in 1915, and is 4364 tons* gross. She has to be slightly altered to suit the requirements of the trade, and should prove a most useful acquisition to the service. The vessel is to leave Sydney about the middle of February on her first voyage for the Austral-China Line. CHRONOS SOLD. (1929, January 8). Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160369022
Wiltshire Park - August 2015
Mr. C. B. Wiltshire. Mr. C. B. Wiltshire, of the firm of B. B. Wiltshire, is leaving Sydney on the 3rd April by the steamer Erlangen, which is proceeding to Kingston(Jamaica), New York, Boston, Baltimore, Norfolk and New Orleans. Mr. Wiltshire will make a tour of the Gulf Ports, United States and Canada, then across to the United Kingdom and the Continent, returning to Australia by the Eastern route, when he will call at Japan. PERSONAL. (1937, March 30). Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161415156
MR. D. B. WILTSHIRE RETIRES. Mr D B Wiltshire, who has retired from the position of general manager of the Darling Island Stevedoring and Lighterage Co, Ltd, is well known in stevedoring circles, having been associated with the Darling Island company for more than 40 years. He served long terms as chairman of the Overseas Stevedores Committee and chairman of the Overseas Wool Dumpers' Committee He was also a member of the Board of Reference in the Commonwealth Arbitration Court and a Councillor of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. MR. D. B. WILTSHIRE RETIRES. (1941, March 19). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17734657
OBITUARY. Mr. B. B. Wiltshire.
Mr. B. B. Wiltshire, of the firm of B. B. Wiltshire Pty., Ltd., shipping agents, died suddenly at his seaside residence at Palm Beach last Wednesday evening. Mr.Wiltshire, who was so well known in shipping circles throughout the Commonwealth, was a very keen business man and well versed in shipping laws. He had had much to do with foreign trade, especially in Europe and the Far Eastern countries. During the last-few years, owing to war conditions, Mr. Wiltshire had been living practically in retirement, either at his home at Burwood or at Palm Beach. OBITUARY. (1945, March 10). Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162853430
PALM BEACH SURF CLUB DANCE.
A presentation of trophies took place at the annual dance of the Palm Beach Surf Club, held last night at Warringah Hall, Neutral Bay. Mr. Gordon Morrow was presented with the Allan Box cup as the winner of the point score competitions. The club colours of black and green were used to decorate the hall, where four hundred guests danced, and the club flag hung over the balcony. Among the members and their friends present were Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Curlewis, Miss Marjorie Carr, Mrs. A. Samuels, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Henderson. Miss Dorothy Perkins, Messrs. David Hunter, Kenneth Hunter, Captain Beale, Messrs. Charles King, J. Mant, Keith Hardy, Kenneth Hardy, J. Fraser, Misses Claire Curlewis, J. Herron, Howarth, Mrs. Dalziel, Mr. and Mrs. J. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Langford Gibson, Miss Coyle, Mr. Lister Ifould, Misses Audrey Peters, Helen Phillips, Marjorie Phillips, Joyce Thomas, Gwen Rees, Thelma Gazal, Mrs. Robert Pockley, Messrs. N. Murray, Overdiep, Ramsay, Bill Wiltshire, George Wray, and R. Wood. PALM BEACH SURF CLUB DANCE. (1931, June 23). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16787952
Wonder who this gossip was?:
PALM BEACH LETTER
AN almost holy calm has pervaded the beach all the week, such an exodus has there been, and there is just a sprinkling of gay umbrellas shading the Warwick Fairfaxes, George Campbells, the Dr. Mackays, Dr. Blakemores, the Marcus Griffins, and the erstwhile Gordon Craig sisters, Mrs. Chambers, of Melbourne, and Mrs. 'Scotty' Allen.
Jean Pratten was sporting a navy shirt and a pair of those new 'Half-mast' trousers in deep cream last week-end, and getting away with them all. Goldie Grey had black satin elastic bathers, VERY good against that fair skin and hair. Nell Gunning was in a honey-colored wrap-over skirt, with a bit of shine here and there. Norman McKinnell, Mrs. Marie Larkin and Mrs. Paul Cohen, Babe Cobcroft in her white was with Francis Grahame, while 'Bunny' Kirby dashed about with a bottle of lemonade and a couple of straws. An attractive lad who has deserted us was Duncan Ramsay, who is going to literally paddle his own canoe from Goulburn to Nowra. Joan Cater gave a dinner party last Saturday, and invited all the lads from the Noel Le Mestre Walkers bachelor household. When they found that the washing-up was their duty, black coffee was OFF. Dr. Blackmore's family have taken 'Palm Corner.' He is an extra keen fisherman and golfer.
Five girls from the North Shore have taken a cottage for a few weeks, and Stella Hemphill's pocket edition of a dog is the sole protector. The Rev. George Cowie, known as the 'Sporting Parson,' has Capt. Blackwood's cottage, and is trying to finish the book he is writing. A bit difficult, I should say, from the strains of bright music one hears. The select Warwick Fairfaxes have had J. M. McPhillamy, of Mt. Tamar, Bathurst, staying with them, and kept down their end of the beach. Warwick is never without his eyeshade. Betty is certainly good on her rubber surf -board. The newly-elected North Sydney Mayor and Mayoress, the David Hunters, were down. Mrs. David is 'cadging' boots for her relief workers. The Mayor says he won't have a pair left soon! Marcus Griffin does the 'paternal act' about 8 a.m. daily, and takes the two small daughters to the pool. After that duty nobly done a game of golf at Eleanora goes pretty well. The Hordern garden is looking perfection, and the new plants from Japan are being eagerly awaited. Among the departees trekking back to town were the Goodmans, of Adelaide, who are on their way home after a couple of months here, the Cyril Westcotts, plus family, the Peters, the Malcom McCorricks, Rutherfords, Dr. Godsells and the Thompsons. They come and go, but praise be, the surf goes on for ever! PALM BEACH LETTER. (1936, February 9). Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954), p. 29. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article169594285
PALM BEACH LETTER
THERE has been so much to do this week at Palm Beach I don’t know where to begin, but a few tit bits about the dances might amuse you. Palm Beach may not be flowing with milk and honey, but it is obviously flowing with drink and money, with the result that apart from cocktails, whisky, gin, etc., 45 kegs of beer were consumed at the dance at Howletts. Dressing was varied, and the Dick Allens were not at all original incoming dressed alike, as Doug and Barbie Levy had done it seasons ago with great eclat. One youngish matron might have got away with murder if her large children had not loomed up at the critical moments. Peter Hordern was a bit lucky, as his car leapt over an embankment and stayed gracefully poised. Much mistletoe, movable and otherwise, was everybody's excuse for everything. The 'move-on' dinner arranged by a number of 'young-marrieds' was a huge success. The Alan Coplands provided cocktails; cold eclation and salads were produced by the Lindsay Bells; and last but not least, dessert and caS ee with the Adrian Curlewises, artel then with unflagging spirits — onto | the dance. Tl ie Graham Prattens had a select party of 'B.Y.T's' on the twenty sevei*h, and a much bigger 'do' on New Year's Eve. Refuge Bay (lovely name) was the scene of great activity during the week: when Valmai and Nea Arnott had Ian all day launch picnic there.Nea, lbs the way, wears an intriguingscarf | with her name all over it in a lazy, crazy way.The...Beale-Wilson community household held a late poker party one evening, where anything could have been won or lost. Amalgamation has set In in a big way with the June Munro-AIfce Nail households.They work in shifts of three for meals, 1 etc., and it's a most amusing and excellent plan. Their sherry and beer party was all to the good. Betty J Field and Lois Chartres are still more than holding their own, and their beach wear is so alluring. Don't you think 'blush pink' rubber for a swim suit sounds divine, but what I want to know is who does the blushing? Nora Haftlston, who looks marvellous in her imported red bathers, handles her surf board with all the skill and grace of an Islander. She is one of the best, and so witty. Another lass who Is a feast for the wandering! orb is Molly Brearley, and her all navy turn-out takes a lot of beating. Born optimistic, Marjorie and Lindsay BaII fished off the beach for hours. Old rs poured in— results nil. The Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club Dance at the Palladium on Thursday was 'whacko' from beginning to I'nd. Old Father Time did the trick at the appoineId hour, and there were the usual New Year good resolutions made to be broken almost immediately. The burning question at Palm Beach is, is it better to have a crowd of people and a little to drink, or oodles of drink and just a chosen few? 'You can let me know the answer! Cheerio, and a Happy New Year. PALM BEACH LETTER. (1937, January 3). Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954), p. 18. Retrieved fromhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article169605398
Above - courtesy National Museum of Australia - Palm Beach Golf Course and Club History - 'Fields of Dreams' Month
FIRST BALL - PALM BEACH GOLFERS
OVER 150 guests attended the first annual ball of the Palm Beach Golf Club, held at The Rendezvous. Palm Beach . Card tables were provided for non-dancers. Among those present were the president, Mr. S. H. Hammond, and Mrs. Hammond, vice-president. Messrs. B. B. Wiltshire, C. R. Crossman, E. R. Moser, D. B. Wiltshire. J. E. Armstrong, Percy Hunter, B. L. Houghton, Lady Maitland, Miss Cook. Mesdames S. J. Robinson, Peters, Brown, K. Barr. A. H. Aplelt, W. Woodley, Harper, C. A. Broughton, B. B. Wiltshire. H. Hendry. Wolstenholme, Hooper, Jeremy, P. H. Rush, E.B. Clarke, Misses M. and F. Coyle, Mackay, Brown. Molly Hawkes, Kathleen Strange, Biddy Bellbridge, Enid Donovan. H. Trewthze, Oarran, Wolstenholme, H. Dickson, V. Hendry. Walker, Goddard, Phyllis Clarke, M'Kenzie. L. Myers, Carlton, H. Hillyar, S. Myers, B. Downey, M. Campling, S. Downey. L. Campling and Messrs. J. Coyle, Peters, E. Barr, S.J. Robinson, Gibbons, S. Cutner, Lance Mullins, P. L. Houghton, J. Coyle, A. S.Mann, A. H. Aplett, W. W. Woodley. C.A. Houghton, H. D. Wolstenholme, E. Holden, C. Pulley. B. P. Dawson, Hooper, Jeremy. L. Jones, A. Britton. C. A. Clarke, Coffey and Hunter. FIRST BALL. (1929, April 8). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118778203
PALM BEACH GOLF CLUB DANCE - THE Palm Beach Golf Club held the first annual ball on Thursday night, at the Rendezvous. There was a full attendance of members and their friends, numbering about two hundred. Besides dancing to' excellent music, there were cards for non-dancers, and the evening was so successful that it was accepted as the augury of future annual functions. Among those who attended were Lady Maitland, with her sister, Miss Cook. Mesdames Hammond, A. H. Aplett, W. Woodley, Peters, Rush, A. Broughton, D. B. Wiltshire, M. Hendry, Hooper, Jeremey, and Misses Bellbridge, Molly Hawkes, Kathleen Stranger, Enid Donovan, Coyle, Brown, Hawkes, Gurran, Dickson, Phyllis Clarke, and Harper. PALM BEACH. (1929, April 7). Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), p. 20. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article131624961
Hordern Park - August 2015
Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways Hordern or Wiltshire Parks to McKay Reserve – From Beach to Estuary - threads collected and collated by A J Guesdon, 2015.
Previous History Pages:
Marie Byles Lucy Gullett Kookoomgiligai Frank Hurley Archpriest JJ Therry Sir Patrick Gordon Taylor Bowen Bungaree W. Bradley 1788 Journal Midholme Loggan Rock Cabin La Corniche La Corniche II Lion Island Bungan Beach Botham Beach Scarred Trees Castles in the Sand Dame Nellie Melba lunches at Bilgola Spring, 1914 First to Fly in Australia at North Narrabeen Mona Vale Golf Club's Annual Balls Governor Phillip camps on Resolute Beach Ruth Bedford Jean Curlewis Mollie Horseman Charlotte Boutin May Moore Neville W Cayley Leon Houreux Frederick Wymark Sir Adrian Curlewis Bilgola Heron Cove Mullet Creek Shark Point Woodley's Cottage A Tent at The Basin Collin's Retreat-Bay View House-Scott's Hotel Bilgola Cottage and House The First Pittwater Regatta Women Cricketers Picnic Filmed In Pittwater Governor Phillip's Barrenjoey Cairn Waradiel Season The Church at Church Point Governor Phillipâs Exploration of Broken Bay, 2 â 9 March 1788 Petroglyths: Aboriginal Rock Art on the Northern Beaches Avalon Headland Landmarks Steamers Part I Pittwater Aquatic Club Part I Woody Point Yacht Club Royal Motor Yacht Club Part I Dorothea Mackellar Elaine Haxton Neva Carr Glynn Margaret Mulvey Jean Mary Daly Walter Oswald Watt Wilfrid Kingsford Smith John William Cherry George Scotty Allan McCarrs Creek Narrabeen Creek Careel Creek Currawong Beach Creek Bushrangers at Pittwater Smuggling at Broken Bay An Illicit Still at McCarr's Creek The Murder of David Foley Mona Vale Outrages Avalon Camping Ground Bayview Koala Sanctuary Ingleside Powder Works Palm Beach Golf Course Avalon Sailing Club Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club Palm Beach SLSC Part I - The Sheds Warriewood SLSC Whale Beach SLSC Flagstaff Hill Mount Loftus Pill Hill Sheep Station Hill S.S. Florrie S.S. Phoenix and General Gordon Paddlewheeler MV Reliance The Elvina Florida House Careel House Ocean House and Billabong Melrose-The Green Frog The Small Yacht Cruising Club of Pittwater Canoe and I Go With The Mosquito Fleet - 1896 Pittwater Regattas Part I - Dates and Flagships to 1950 Shark Incidents In Pittwater The Kalori Church Point Wharf Bayview Wharf Newport Wharf Palm Beach Jetty - Gow's Wharf Max Watt Sir Francis Anderson Mark Foy John Roche Albert Verrills Broken Bay Customs Station At Barrenjoey Broken Bay Water Police Broken Bay Marine Rescue - Volunteer Coastal Patrol Pittwater Fire-Boats Prospector Powder Hulk at Towler's Bay Naval Visits to Pittwater 1788-1952 Pittwater's Torpedo Wharf and Range Naval Sea Cadets in Pittwater S.S. Charlotte Fenwick S.S. Erringhi P.S. Namoi S.Y. Ena I, II and III Barrenjoey Headland - The Lessees Barrenjoey Lighthouse - The Construction Barrenjoey Broken Bay Shipwrecks Up To 1900 Barrenjoey Light Keepers Douglas Adrian Ross Newport SLSC 1909 - 1938 Part I Overview North Narrabeen SLSC - The Formative Years Bilgola SLSC - the First 10 years North Palm Beach SLSC A History of Pittwater Parts 1 and 4 Pittwater Regattas - 1907 and 1908 Pittwater Regattas - 1921 - The Year that Opened and Closed with a Regatta on Pittwater Pittwater Regatta Banishes Depression - 1933 The 1937 Pittwater Regatta - A Fashionable Affair Careel Bay Jetty-Wharf-Boatshed Gow-Gonsalves Boatshed -Snapperman Beach Camping at Narrabeen - A Trickle then a Flood Pittwater's Parallel Estuary - The Cowan 'Creek' RMYC Broken Bay Boathouse and Boatshed Barrenjoey Boat House The Bona - Classic Wooden Racing Yacht Mona Vale Hospital Golden Jubilee - A Few Insights on 50 Years as a Community Hospital Far West Children's Health Scheme - the Formation Years The First Scotland Island Cup, Trophy and Race and the Gentleman who loved Elvina Bay Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay NSW - Cruiser Division History - A History of the oldest division in the Royal Motor Yacht Club Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay Early Motor Boats and Yachts, their Builders and Ocean Races to Broken Bay, the Hawkesbury and Pittwater The Mail Route to Pittwater and Beyond The Wild Coachmen of Pittwater - A Long and Sometimes Bumpy Ride on Tracks Instead of Roads The Fearless Men of Palm Beach SLSC's Surf Boats First Crews - A Tale of Viking Ships, Butcher Boats and Robert Gow's Tom Thumb 'Canoe' Furlough House Narrabeen - Restful Sea Breezes For Children and Their Mothers From Telegraphs to Telephones - For All Ships at Sea and Those On Land Mona Vale Training Grounds - From Lancers on Horses to Lasses on Transport Courses Fred Verrills; Builder of Bridges and Roads within Australia during WWII, Builder of Palm Beach Afterwards Communications with Pittwater Ferries To Pittwater A History of Pittwater - Part 4: West Head Fortress Pittwater's Lone Rangers - 120 Years of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase and the Men of Flowers Inspired by Eccleston Du Faur Early Pittwater Launches and Ferries Runs Avalon Beach SLSC - The First Clubhouse Avalon Beach SLSC The Second and Third Clubhouses From Beneath the Floorboards at Hyde Park Barracks Bungaree Was Flamboyant Andrew Thompson - 'Long Harry' Albert Thomas Black John Collins of Avalon Narrabeen Prawning Times - A Seasonal Tide of Returnings Oystering in the Pittwater Estuary - Oyster Kings and Pearl Kings and When Not to Harvest Oysters Yabbying In Warriewood Creeks Eeling in Warriewood's Creeks (Includes A Short History of community involvement in favour of environmental issues/campaigns in and around Narrabeen Lagoon - 1974 to present by David James OAM) Eunice Minnie Stelzer - Pittwater Matriarchs Maria Louisa Therry - Pittwater Matriarchs Katherine Mary Roche - Pittwater Matriarchs Sarah A. Biddy Lewis and Martha Catherine Bens Pittwater Matriarchs Pittwater's New Cycle Track of 1901 Manly to Newport The Rock Lily Hotel Barrenjoey House The Pasadena Jonah's St Michael's Arch The First Royal Visitor to Australia: the Incident at Clontarf March 12th, 1868 Pittwater: Lovely Arm of the Hawkesbury By NOEL GRIFFITHS - includes RMYC Wharf and Clareville Wharf of 1938 + An Insight into Public Relations in Australia George Mulhall First Champion of Australia in Rowing - First Light-Keeper at Barranjuey Headland Captain Francis Hixson - Superintendent of Pilots, Lights, and Harbours and Father of the Naval Brigade The Marquise of Scotland Island The First Boat Builders of Pittwater I: the Short Life and Long Voyages of Scotland Island Schooner the Geordy Boat Builders of Pittwater II: from cargo schooners and coasters to sailing skiffs and motorised launches The Currawong: Classic Yacht The Riddles of The Spit and Bayview/Church Point: sailors, boat makers, road pavers and winning rowers VP Day Commemorative Service 2015 – at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph: 70th Anniversary Captain T. Watson and his Captain Cook Statues: A Tribute to Kindness Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways; Hordern or Wiltshire Parks to McKay Reserve – From Beach to Estuary