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Join our member organisation, the City of Sydney Historical Association and speaker, Dr Shirley Fitzgerald, former City of Sydney Historian, as they take you on an unexpected journey into new ways of looking at history.



When the Country comes to the City

City of Sydney Historical Association celebrates 20 years ‘When the country comes to the City’. Historian, Shirley Fitzgerald, has been involved in a long-running campaign to save the Huskisson Anglican church site from gross over development. The story involves 2 acres of land, 3/4 of it Anglican, 1/4 of it the local Aboriginal Land Council and it is a ripper of a story involving a Cyril Blacket Church, indigenous graves, and some lovely old trees.



An unexpected journey into new ways of looking at history

Political intrigue, community commitment and religious bigotry. The city/country connections include Blacket himself who had an architectural practice in the Shoalhaven as well as in Sydney and the current owners of the church, the Anglican Church Property Trust, Sydney Diocese – a gaggle of old men who deliberate the future of the church right next door to the Sydney Town Hall. Sydney needs the country and the country needs the city



Saturday, 13 February 2021 at 2:00 pm



Club York, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW – formerly the Bowlers Club




Cost – Members $5, Visitors $8

Please book with Betty Candy on 97164775 or via email.  When booking please leave your contact number.

Image Supplied by the City of Sydney Historical Association