WCPS Annual Dinner - Made by Nature: How Sydney’s wild landscapes made us - Peter Ridgeway
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You are invited to the Wolli Creek Preservation Society Annual Dinner to be held on Thursday 19th October 2023 from 6:30pm. Enjoy a drink at sunset overlooking Bardwell Valley followed by dinner and guest speaker. (Bar opens at 6:30pm) Dai Romani are the new caterers for this club (ex-Marrickville Golf Club)
Our guest speaker will be Peter Ridgeway who is a conservation ecologist working with Aboriginal communities, farmers, community and government to conserve and restore the Cumberland Plain as both a human and natural landscape. You may know his book “A Wide and Open Land” about walking the Cumberland Plain through the last of Western Sydney’s Woodlands, a great read.
His topic is Made by Nature: how Sydney’s wild landscapes made us.
Sydney is a diverse city - a crucible of cultures within a jumble of geologies and ecosystems. Too often we see these human and natural worlds as independent. But the wild has always entangled the people of our region, from Aboriginal communities to colonial settlement and even today. Much of what we consider our cultural history has surprising roots in the geography, geology, and ecology of our natural landscapes. We will explore a wide range of topics, from the origin of our towns and cities to the deep questions such as ‘Why do Westies have an accent?’ and see how our cultural world originates from the remarkable and often bizarre natural world of the Sydney basin.
Come and support the Wolli Creek Preservation Society and participate in
- our fun Trivia Quizz
- Raffles and a silent auction.
Don’t forget to bring your cash to purchase raffle tickets as we have limited card facilities.
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The dinner is buffet style and will cater for vegetarians. Please note on your booking if you require gluten free or vegan options. It will be followed by desert. Drinks and coffee available to be purchased from the bar.