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Making Connections with our Past – Illawarra Stories from the Past with a few Shysters

Learn of Illawarra 's less well known stories: "Wollongong History & Fairy Meadow Memories", by U3A Member-Historian Stuart Traynor & " Illawarra's 1840's Bankruptices - Misfortune or Fraud" by Lorraine Neate, President Illawarra Historical Society. More tales following in succeeding weeks.

During the 2024 Australian Heritage Festival, why not join Wollongong University of the Third Age (U3A) members to learn of colourful tales of Illawarra’s past – mention of a few Shysters! No homework required and no exams! We are one of the five U3A groups in the Illawarra – aimed at Seniors and Learning for Pleasure.

Our Term 2 Thursday 9.30am – 10.30am program from May 2nd 2024 to June 27 2024, focuses on Illawarra’s past and heritage, at the request of members.
Other tales will include Evolution of Illawarra Local Government- Farmers Club or Shysters, Colourful Tales of the Illawarra Waterfront, Convicts & 19th Century Economy, then a 4 week program “Heritage 101” focusing on local heritage, good bad & ugly with conflicts & issues – by local National Trust representatives Fiona Reynolds & Andrew Conacher.

Afterwards, why not stay for a cuppa & at 11am then learn of Artisan Crafts from talented locals eg Cleopatra to Jenny Kee. Some will be sharing their creations!

Event dates

Event Details

13 Burelli Street, Wollongong, New South Wales

Thurs 2 May - 9.30am to 10.30am
Thurs 9 May - 9.30am to 10.30am

Entry fees:
Prebooking requiredkcact@tpg.com.au0408115099
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Limited Parking but near bus stop.Visitors are welcome to join us during the Heritage Festival period, but are encouraged to join if planning to continue to attend after the Festival ends.. Contact us for information on disable access - note we have members who use wheelchairs and walking frames.