Erskineville: Our Neighbourhood – Saturday 3 September 2016

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A celebration of Erskineville to kick off History Week on Saturday 3 September 2016 from 10:00am. There will be kids activities, history tours and talks, film screenings, great food, a display of Erskineville history and much more.

Hosted by the History of Erskineville Public School group, come along for a fascinating trip through time including the early days of convict labour, doing it tough in the depression, local Indigenous history and even how the natural landscape has shaped Erskineville’s past and present.

Discover local heroes, including pioneering activist Lucy Woodcock (Girls Headmistress 1933-1955), an early spokesperson for womens’ rights.

Eveleigh Blacksmiths will be on site all day and will hold live demonstrations at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

History walking tour at 12:30pm, repeated at 2:00pm.

Bush Tucker walking tour at 1:00pm, repeated at 2:30pm.

Speakers start from 11:00am and include:
Dr Heather Goodall – Erskineville hero Lucy Woodcock
Aunty Norma Ingram – Indigenous Erskinevillians
Matt Murphy – author of Weight of Evidence – colonial history of Erskineville
Dr Paul Munro – environmental history of Erskineville
Dr Sandie Wong & Dr Frances Press – history of the Lady Gowrie Child Centre in Erskineville

Films start from 1:00pm and include:
‘Saving of Erskineville School’
‘Erskineville Stories’
‘Binning Street’

All who love Erskineville are invited! For more details and to keep up with updates check out the Erskineville: Our Neighbourhood event page.

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