Join the City of Sydney Historical Association as they host Emeritus Professor Ian Tyrell to tell the story of the oft-forgotten Cooks River.

The Cooks River has been the subject of extensive pollution since the European settlement of Australia. The latest in a long line of human transformations of the river concerns the inundation of unsightly plastics, but the river has frequently played host to flotillas of human refuse that travel up and down with the tides.

Professor Tyrell will explore the river’s heritage to raise awareness of the river as a resource for the people of the region. Unless the area is looked after, and connections between people and river are re-made, the river will continue to be treated as a dump. Most people don’t know it exists, and, if they do, many outsiders regard it as a muddy drain.

When: Saturday 10 February 2018, 2:00pm
Where: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: $3 COSHA Members, $6 General. No bookings required.
Contact: Bev Brooks brooksbevy@gmail.com


Image courtesy Cooks River Alliance.

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