Events

Events 2017:   “For Sale: Dangar Island”

It is 95 years since the first subdivision of Dangar Island and the Historical Society has recently purchased from the State Library of NSW the digital images of posters used in the 1920s to advertise the progressive subdivisions and sale of blocks of land around the island.  The posters will be on display in the Dangar Island Cafe (now called the Dangar Island Depot) from Saturday April 22nd and across the Anzac day long-weekend to the 25th April.

The exhibition will be launched at the Depot on Saturday 22nd at 4pm, when we will be hosting a talk about the history of the subdivision.  Come and see the original advertisement for your block – the posters show perimeter measurements and price per square foot; purchase a commemorative T-Towel, and/or order a reproduction of the poster/s you like.  For DIHS members the launch will include a complementary glass of wine and nibbles.  Not a current member?  You can join up on the day for our annual membership fee of $10.

The launch is also an opportunity for island residents to meet the new owners of the Dangar Island Depot, Ben and Natasha, who are very kindly supporting the Society in running this event.

 

 

Events 2014: “125th Anniversary, Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge”

The 1st May 2014 , marked the 125th Anniversary of the opening of the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge.  This Bridge was a turning point both for the Island and for the economic development of the entire east coast of Australia.  We celebrated this achievement and the role Dangar Island played during an event held over two days, Saturday May 3 & Sunday May 4, 2014 on Dangar Island – promotional flyer below.

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Floating into position : the last span of the Hawkesbury River Bridge, N.S.W. 1889 Photograph possibly taken by John Degotardi, New South Wales Government Photographer, 1880-1910 Rex Nan Kivell Collection National Library of Australia

Floating into position : the last span of the Hawkesbury River Bridge, N.S.W. 1889
Photograph possibly taken by John Degotardi, New South Wales Government Photographer, 1880-1910, Rex Nan Kivell Collection, National Library of Australia

 

 

Events 2013: “Then and Now”

Our  event for 2103 was part of NSW History Week .  We mounted a photo based exhibition “Then and Now” to showcase various aspects of the Island at different periods of history. Over 250 people – visitors and locals – enjoyed the exhibition.

View towards Hawkesbury River Bridge, 1912.
Source: Allen Family Photo Album, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW.