DigiTalks enables regular visitors – as well as the wider Australian community – to overcome the tyranny of distance and stay connected with our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour.
Each instalment features a presenter who can offer rich insights into our heritage destinations, including their history, flora and fauna, or who can speak more broadly about the history of the world’s greatest harbour.
Australia’s Memorial Walk is a paved pathway at North Fort in Manly inscribed with the names of servicemen and women who defended Australia in peace time and war. This talk, presented by Ron Ray of the Australian national maritime Museum (ANMM) will pay tribute to units, families and individuals (including Vitoria Cross recipients) commemorated by this beautiful memorial. You’ll hear stories of sacrifices made on the front line, incredible acts of bravery and more. This talk is being held as part of the Rediscovery Days (20-29 March) initiative, commemorating the Harbour Trust's 20th anniversary year.
Ron Ray has been a volunteer guide and member of the ANMM for 15 years after retiring from a corporate career in human resources and training, including a number of years working as a part time teacher in TAFE. He is also a member of the ANMM and spent 10 years in the Army working in signals and artillery. His other volunteer activities include volunteering with the Harbour Trust in several roles including the visitor centre on Cockatoo Island and guiding tours through fortifications at both North Fort and Headland Park. Ron’s particular interests are in 18th century military and naval history, HMB Endeavour, the ANMM fleet of vessels and the collection contained in the museum galleries.
We are delivering our DigiTalks series using Zoom, an easy-to-use platform for video conferences, chats and webinars. Attendees don’t need a Zoom account to join one of our DigiTalks as we’ll email login details to registrants prior to each instalment. Zoom has advised that users will have the best experience when they download either the desktop application (Windows/Mac) or mobile app (Android/Apple) in advance of a DigiTalk. To download the desktop application or mobile app, visit: zoom.us/download
The DigiTalks Archive is a curated selection of videos enabling people to revisit – or enjoy for the very first time – past instalments in our popular webinar series and gain rich insights into the history of Sydney Harbour, including our network of heritage destinations.
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