Join the Canada Bay Heritage Society on Saturday 1 June for a talk by landscape architect Stuart Read on Prince Alfred Park, where Sydney’s first inter-colonial expo (part of the ‘crystal Palace’ world
expo movement) took place.
Did you know that Sydney’s first inter-colonial expo (part of the ‘crystal Palace’ world expo movement) took place at Prince Alfred Park? Stuart Read will highlight the park’s various phases of evolution through to what we enjoy today. He has side stories on world exhibitions, fashion and taste, native plant use, the industrial revolution, notions of self-image, royalty and changing uses of our open spaces.
Stuart Read is a landscape architect who helps the NSW Heritage Council list and manage sites. He has worked for the federal government on heritage and biodiversity. Stuart has studied gardens in Australasia and Europe. He led a 2010 tour of Spanish gardens and leads two NZ tours in October as part of the Australian Garden History Society’s first overseas conference.
The talk will be followed by light refreshments and a chance to chat with the speaker.
Find out more here.
When: Saturday 1 June – 15 June,1.30pm for a 2pm talk
Where: City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street, Concord
Bookings & info: (02) 9743 3034