Jan-Jun 2020

2020 02 21 reg PeterR P102001820 walkers met at Newtown Station  We walked along King St the best-preserved Victorian era high street in Sydney to Camperdown Cemetery which is a walled portion of a mid-19th century cemetery,It contains the most significant elements of the original landscape plan, which are the sexton's lodge, the gateposts, the original carriageway known as Jamison Avenue, a circular driveway known as Broughton Drive and a number of trees planted in the mid-19th century

2020 02 21 reg LilianK 9851JPG.Anne G had notes on the history of the area of the walk

After exploring the cemetery we walked through to Missenden Rd, Camperdown and across Parramatta Rd to the site of the residential redevelopment of the Chidrens’ Hospital and Orphans School Creek, a restored bushland habitat.

We had morning tea in a park surrounded by high rise residential towers. We continued along the waterway to the Glebe foreshore.

We took a loop up from the foreshore to the historic suburb of Annandale.

2020 02 21 reg PeterR P1020038  From 1877 John Young began turning the Johnston estate into an attractive suburb by building a number of picturesque houses. One of those houses was Kenilworth, with a "witch's cap" style of roof common to that period

2020 02 21 reg PeterR P1020034 The Abbey is the most notable, The Abbey has been described as a stone Gothic Revival mansion, modelled on Scottish manors

We returned to the Glebe foreshore

The 4 Glebe Foreshore parks – Jubilee, Federal, Blackwattle Bay and Bicentennial – are the result of nearly 4 decades of campaigns for public access to the foreshore by local residents and the Glebe Society (founded in 1969).

2020 02 21 reg AnneR P1300096 We enjoyed lunch sheltered by the Morton Bay figs

a2020 02 21 reg AnneR P1300101 After lunch we continued along the water where we observed an Insect hotel and industrial relics.

We crossed Bridge Rd to walk around Wentwort Park to Pyrmont to enjoy coffee at Darling Harbour.

2020 02 21 reg PeterR P1020044 Walkers: Helen A, Sue B, Tim, Michael, MarG, Lilian, Diana L, Christine McA, Dawn, Lydia, Jan, Elizabeth P, Bella, Pete, Anne R, Vreni, Bill T.

Visitor: David R

Leaders: Anne G, John M.

Thanks to tail ender Michael and First Aider Anne R

Photos by Lilian (2 ), Anne R (5,6 ), Pete ( 1,3,4,7)

Words:  Anne G


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