NEWS FROM HISTORY COTTAGE – PIECES OF HISTORY

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.