2014 Archives

1. Display of Vintage Cars.  Click to view a selection 

On Saturday 18 January 2014 the Historical Society hosted a display of 20 vintage cars between 10.30am and 3.00pm.

The entrance fee was $10.00pp which included entrance to 'Murray's Shed' and the Museum. A DVD for car enthusiasts was also shown in the Museum.

Click on the car image to go to Classic Cars site.

 

2. Cemetery History Walk & Talk. 

On Sunday 12 October 2014 the GDHS held another guided walk of the historic Gerringong Cemetery at the East end

of Belinda Street, Gerringong. Three members of GDHS, together with local descendants of early families, provided

talks at different areas of the Cemetery.

More than 110 people attended and comments ranged from excellent to when are you going to do this again?

 

View interview with ABC on Friday 10 October 2014.

 

 

 

3. Saturday 25 October 2014 Guest Speaker Jim Eames spoke on his latest book.

On Saturday 25 October 2014 at the Gerringong Museum, local author Jim Eames gave a talk to GDHS members and guests on his latest book.

Taking to the Skies – inspiring, terrifying and humorous stories of Australian aviation.

 

Here is the description of the book from Allen and Unwin:

"So how do you test drive a Jumbo? And why did a future civil aviation director once taxi a plane down Perth's main street to attend a ball?

From the ridiculous to the downright dangerous, the story of Australian aviation is full of tales of adventure and nation building. It is also a story about tragedy and eccentric characters with wild larrikin spirits.
In this surprising, fascinating and sometimes very funny collection, Jim Eames brings together the great forgotten and untold tales of Australian aviation. There are the stories of the Catalina flying boats that were Australia's only aviation link to the UK during World War II and that of Qantas' record-breaking non-stop flight across the world. And what of the long- forgotten hijacks and the dramas of the Darwin airlifts after Cyclone Tracy?"

 

Entertaining, nostalgic and very readable, the stories Jim tells will certainly make you want to take to the skies.

 

 

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