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Feb 2020

The Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour.

Tue 18 Feb, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chatswood RSL, Sydney, 446 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, New South Wales 2067 Australia
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There are many myths about the impact of the Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney. The bloke who bought a harbourside house in Rose Bay for twenty-five quid? People were afraid there’d be an invasion, and they couldn’t get rid of waterfront houses fast enough. A mate of my uncle’s got an amazing house in Rose Bay for twenty-five quid. You’ve heard this story before? It’s one of the most enduring urban myths of all time. For the record, NOBODY…

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Mar 2020

230th Anniversary of HMS Sirius wrecking on Norfolk Island

Thu 19 Mar
Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island NSW 2899 Australia + Google Map

Events to recognize the 230th Anniversary of the wrecking of HMS Sirius will be held on Norfolk Island in March 2020. There will be a week of events with special guest presenter Professor Graham Seal, author of Great Convict Stories and Professor of Folklore at Curtin University. Graham will spotlight many extraordinary happenings and convicts, possibly including those who lived throughout this tumultuous event.  Other presenters are history and folklore specialists Don and Sue Brian, who have uniquely collected the stories,…

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