The Woollahra History and Heritage Society invite you to the anniversary of the first landing

A black and white photograph showing a group of people standing on a hill above the beach at Camp Cove. They are holding parasols and are well dressed.

Camp Cove celebrations, c.1930 (RAHS Glass Slide Collection).

The Woollahra History and Heritage Society (WHHS) invites you to the anniversary of the first landing of Captain Arthur Phillip RN on 21st January 1788 in Sydney Harbour at Camp Cove after rowing from Botany Bay.

This event is on Sunday, 21st January 2024 at 6.00 pm, at Governor Phillip’s Memorial Monument*, top end Pacific Street, Laings Point, Camp Cove, Watsons Bay.

Join us, bring friends, a rug (or chair), a drink and a snack.

WHHS is honoured to have Margaret Cameron-Ash, noted historian of Woollahra and author of the recent work Beating France to Botany Bay, to give a short talk to mark the occasion. Please RSVP with the number of people. We look forward to you joining us.

RSVP: Peter E. King – pk***@qs*.au.

Practical aspects to note:

  • Parking may be difficult in the area, so perhaps carpool, or
  • Bus 324 goes from Edgecliff to Watsons Bay via Vaucluse, or
  • Ferries run from Rose Bay to and from Watsons Bay every half hour until 9.00 pm.

There is no charge for the event but donations to the Society are welcome. June Poland’s booklet on Governor Phillip will also be distributed.

*The tablet on the memorial was presented by Mrs Ethel Foster, a founding member of the Royal Australian Historical Society, and unveiled on 26 January 1927.

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