‘Cooks River – An Unnatural History’

City of Sydney Historical Association presents: ‘Cooks River –  An Unnatural History’ 

The Cooks River has been the subject of extensive pollution since settlement. The latest in a long line of human transformations that has affected the River concerns the inundation of unsightly plastics – but the river has been abused forever, with flotillas of human refuse that travel with the tides. One of the aims of heritage is to raise awareness of the River as a resource for the people of the region. Unless the area is properly looked after and the connections between the people and the Cooks River are remade, the river will continue to be treated as a dumping ground. Most people don’t know the River exists and if they do, many outsiders regard it is a muddy drain.

Date and time: Saturday 10th February, 2pm
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Speaker: Emeritus Professor Ian Tyrell
Cost: COSHA members $3; $6 for non-members
No bookings required

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[Image courtesy of Cooks River Alliance]


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