Recent Events

Monthly General Meeting:

WEDNESDAY 21 March 2018 at 10 a.m.

 The Talk for the February Meeting....  
“The Great Eugowra Gold Escort Robbery” and the Speaker was  John Donohoe.   
As the title suggests this took place on 15th June 1862 with the gold escort coach leaving Forbes for its weekly run to Bathurst and on to Sydney.  This was quite a daring robbery with John’s talk describing the events that took place on that day.  The consequences of this robbery resulted in the authorities tightening security arrangements to minimise the risk of bushrangers attacking the gold stage coach. A fascinating story of our early Australian history and the notorious bushrangers.  


Monthly General Meeting

 WEDNESDAY 21 February 2018 at 10 a.m.

 The Topic for the February Meeting was...
“Understanding the NBN”
The Speaker was our own member, Lynton Bradford.   
Lynton’s talk covered how to select an NBN plan, understanding what speed you need.  What are the problems?  How does it work?  This talk drew a record attendance at the Meeting and was well received with the members asking many questions at the conclusion of the talk.

WEDNESDAY 13 December 2017 at 12 noon.

 Our Christmas End-of-Year Celebration
There was no General Meeting this month. Instead we  celebrated our end of year with our Christmas Luncheon  in the  Ron Mathews Room.  It was a very happy occasion where  we  enjoyed great food brought along by our members, together  with the opportunity of renewing friendships, all in the spirit of  the  Christmas season.  Our thanks go to the ladies who came  early to set up the tables and stayed later to clear up, along  with other helpers.  A great conclusion to our year!!

Monthly General Meeting

WEDNESDAY 15 November 2017 at 10.00 a.m.

At today’s Meeting we had Richard and Rosslyn Bushell telling us about “Riding our motor cycle around Australia”.  Richard and Rosslyn are a couple of “older” bikers who have taken to long distance motorcycle touring.  Richard took us on their journey around Australia and the many places they had visited on their adventures.  It was certainly true that their bike touring was about the journey and not the destination!

Monthly General Meeting

WEDNESDAY 18 October 2017 at 10 a.m.

 The speaker for this meeting was Paul Storm and his topic  .........“The Letters of Rachel Henning”

 Rachel Henning moved to Australia from England in 1861 after  initially moving here, then returning to England earlier due to  homesickness.  Living in Queensland on a property and later on  the south coast of NSW, Rachel’s descriptive letters provided a  detailed account of nearly 30 years of pioneering life in  Australia.








Coming Events

 Monthly General Meeting

 WEDNESDAY 18 April 2018 at 10 a.m.
Our Anzac Day Commemoration Meeting

 The Speaker for this Meeting will be Kim Phillips who is the Co-ordinator of the Ryde District Historical Soc iety for their Project...”Ryde Goes to War 1914-1918” which will also be the topic of her talk. The Meeting will conclude with the Ode of Remembrance and the Last Post.


Creative Writers’ Group

MONDAY 26 March 2018 at 10.00 a.m.

The subject for today “Above the Law”.  You don’t need a story, come along to listen and enjoy the company!

The Creative Writers’ Group is not held during term breaks.

Digital Photography Interest Group

MONDAY 26 March 2018 at 1.30 p.m.

The topic: “Landscape/Seascape” (manmade). Please bring along your photos on a flash drive.

The Digital Photography Interest Group is not held during
term breaks.

iPad/iPhone Interest Group

TUESDAY 3 April 2018 at 10 a.m.

This group deals with iPads, iPhones and even Apple Mac computers. There is no need to own an iPad as the club has a couple for use at our meeting.  If you are considering buying an iPad and are confused about which one to buy, come along and see the different styles and sizes.  All questions and problems welcome and our tutors will endeavour to help you out.  Interested iPad spectators welcome.

Android Tablet Interest Group

This group will be looking at the iPad alternative, namely the Android Tablets. If you own an Android Tablet bring it along with you. Interested spectators also welcome.

Please Note:  This Group is in recess until further notice. (The Group usually meets on the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month at 9.30am.)


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