What’s on

 DUE TO COVID we have not been able to hold our walks and events this year.

We hope to be back soon – watch this space!

HHT Annual General Meeting 2019

When:  Thursday 16th May 6.45 pm for 7:00pm

Where:  RSL Hall, corner of Ady and Alexandra Streets, Hunters Hill

AGM business:   Nominations are called for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary (non-Minute taking) and 5 committee members.  If you would like to nominate for any committee role, please complete this form and lodge it with the Secretary at least 7 days before the meeting.  Nominees for positions must be financial members of the Trust and, similarly, those eligible to vote either at the meeting or by proxy, must also be financial members.

After our short AGM business there will be a general meeting and then our AGM talk:

2019 AGM Talk:  “A ‘Saint’ from All Saints”

Our speaker this year will be Chris Schofield, President of the Historical Society, who will be regaling us with his fascinating research into a local identity.  His talk is called “A ‘Saint’ from All Saints” a journey of local discovery. All members are welcome.  Come and join us for some cheese and wine and an entertaining evening.

Lecture:  Milton in stained glass

In this lecture, Beverley Sherry will focus on the representation of Milton’s work in stained glass, including:

  • The Paradise Lost windows at Geneva College and Princeton University
  • The Milton memorial window at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster

May 9th 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm organised by The Royal Australian Historical Society in conjunction with the Independent Scholars Association of Australia.

Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667) Image: Geneva College

Portraits of John Milton and illustrations of his work date from the seventeenth century onwards, but it was not until the nineteenth century that they appeared in stained glass. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, stained glass had become a lost art form, until the Gothic Revival in the nineteenth century.

Buy tickets through the Royal Australian Historical Society http://rahs.org.au/event

Hunters Hill Trust Christmas Party

Margaret Preston, Source Couleurs

This year marks 50 years since the Hunters Hill Trust was formed and we’re delighted that our Christmas Party will be bigger and better than ever.  To ensure we can accommodate as many members as possible, we’re holding it in the historic RSL Hall.  We’ll have entertainment, music (maybe even some dancing) and would love you to join us for this celebration.

When: Friday 7 December 2018 from 6.30pm

Where: RSL Hall, corner Ady and Alexandra Streets

Cost: $65 per person

RSVP: members@huntershilltrust.org.au telling us who will be coming

Payment:  BSB: 062000, Acct No: 16211909, Acct Name: Hunters Hill Trust (please identify yourself on your payment)

Hunters Hill Trust AGM

When:  Tuesday 6.45 pm for 7:00pm, Thursday June 21st, 2018

Where:  RSL Hall, corner of Ady and Alexandra Streets, Hunters Hill

AGM business:   reports from the outgoing President and Treasurer and the election of office bearers and committee members for the new year.

Nominations are called for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and 5 (maximum) committee members.  If you would like to nominate, please complete and lodge this form with the Secretary at least 7 days before the meeting.   Nominees for positions and their nominators need to be financial members of The Trust.  After AGM business there will be a general meeting and then our AGM talk:

2018 AGM Talk:  ‘Reflections on Hunters Hill’

A panel of local people who have made significant contributions to the Hunters Hill Trust in the past will share their perspectives in ‘Reflections on Hunters Hill’.  All members are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.

Hal MIssingham Exhibition

‘A Wild Party’ Hal Missingham,1949

Hal Missingham (1906-1994) was an artist, photographer and author and from 1945 to 1971 was Director of the Art Gallery of NSW.  He lived in Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill. Hal was the first permanent director of the Art Gallery of NSW to fully embrace modernism, although he faced much resistance from the conservative members of the board of trustees. His collection policy at the Gallery  made an outstanding contribution to Australian contemporary art.

When:  Sat 21 April 1-4pm, Sun 22 April 2-4pm, Sun 29 April 2-4pm.

Where:  Vienna Cottage, 38 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill

Free entry

Heritage Festival Dinner and Talk on Hal Missingham

Lou Klepac, author of recent monograph on Missingham and Peter Missingham, Hal’s son will speak about his work and life.

When: Tuesday 8 May from 6.30pm

Where:  Hunters Hill Club, 12 Madeline Street, Hunters Hill

$10 donation to Vienna Cottage. Food and drinks can be ordered from the Club.

Enquiries:  contact@huntershillmuseum.org.au  or  9879.9443

Looking at architecture:  Hunters Hill day

Waiwera (image Wiki commons)

The National Trust is conducting a guided tour of heritage buildings in Hunters Hill focusing on Wybalena 1895, Waiwera 1878 and Wyralla that were all built by CE Jeanneret.

10:30am – 12noon and 1pm – 3pm, Tuesday 10th April.

Visit the National Trust website for tickets and further details.

George Hedgeland’s Stained Glass

Norwich Cathedral, stained glass by George Hedgeland, Image: Wikimedia

Angela Phippen, Local Studies Librarian and Historian will provide a presentation on George Hedgeland, acclaimed designer of stained glass windows in the 19th century.

Hedgeland was also a Sydney surveyor and lived at Passy in Hunters Hill with his wife  Annie Henning.  Hedgeland is featured in the ‘Letters of Rachel Henning’.

When: 10:30-11:30 Tuesday February 20th

Where:  Gladesville Library, 6 Pittwater Road Gladesville

Cost:  Gold coin donation

Refreshments will be provided.

Bookings essential:   george-headland-stained-glass-artist-tickets or phone 9952.8352