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Prohibited from protesting on NSW beaches, parks, roads

On 1 July, new Crown Land regulations will give the NSW Government vast powers to disperse or ban protests, rallies, and virtually any public gathering in approximately half of all land across NSW. This includes public roads, local parks, beaches, or even standing in front of Parliament House.  Only cemeteries are exempt. What country is […]
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Heritage of Alexandra, Mount, Ferdinand and Madeline Streets

Members of the Hunters Hill Historical Society and Hunters Hill Trust joined forces for the June guided walk. We rambled through some wonderful Hunters Hill streets with interesting anecdotes provided by a wonderful cross section of locals – reminiscing about neighbourhood tennis courts, nosey telephone operators, missing mansions, stealing bread from the local baker and […]
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5 leaders reflect

After the 2018 AGM business had been attended to on Thursday night, a panel of Trust luminaries outlined some of the issues that had characterised their time as leaders and how they addressed the threats to our built and natural heritage.  They also offered their perspectives on today’s challenges. Alice Oppen OAM (President for 4 […]
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Committee changes

Some longstanding members of the Trust Committee, who have made huge contributions of energy, expertise and plain hard work have decided to call ‘time’ and will pass their batons to a new group: Tony Coote who served 21 years, including 9 years as President and 1 year as Vice President David Gaunt who served 10 […]
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Friends of Kelly’s Bush

“Kelly’s Bush is a symbol of our lost land. Take away Kelly’s Bush and you take away one more assurance that, in man, is left a possibility for the future. The unborn Australian will ask for his birthright and be handed a piece of concrete” Kylie Tennant, resident of Hunters Hill, author, historian and social […]
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Gladesville hospital walk

Peter Colthorpe, from Friends of Gladesville Hospital, led Hunters Hill Trust’s May walk.  He took 30 people through the site and introduced the main heritage buildings in the old asylum area, the foreshore and the cemetery. Gladesville Hospital, originally known as Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum, was designed by the Colonial Architect, Mortimer Lewis.  The site contains many buildings […]
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Latest edition of the journal

The latest edition of the Hunters Hill Trust Journal has been posted to all members.  You can also read Vol 56, No 1. May 2018 here.  It includes: From the President’s desktop, Alister Sharp Latest news on St Peter Chanel DA New Local Planning Panels, Tony Coote Save the Powerhouse Fred Stamp (1926-2018) Cultural heritage lottery, […]
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Kelly’s bush: heritage conserved through protest

‘Portrait of NSW’ 2018, published by Office of Environment and Heritage NSW celebrates the 40th anniversary of the NSW Heritage Act.  It recognises what has been achieved by community protest in the conservation of heritage and cites the Battle for Kelly’s Bush as an example. Download ‘Portraits of NSW’ here. Kelly’s Bush is now listed […]
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continued push to sell off church land

The Marist Fathers are pursuing their plan to create two 1,000 square meter housing blocks in the surrounds of St Peter Chanel Church, Woolwich. Despite vigorous objections from the community and Hunters Hill Council’s refusal of their DA, the Marist Fathers have lodged an appeal in the Land and Environment Court to allow them to […]
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Nowhere else in the world…

No government anywhere in the world has ever moved a major state museum out of the city centre to a less accessible location. Despite sustained community objections, AND universal support for a new museum in Parramatta, the NSW government has reportedly signed off on the ‘move’ of the Powerhouse Museum from its Ultimo location. Why […]
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