DigiTalks enables regular visitors – as well as the wider Australian community – to overcome the tyranny of distance and stay connected with our extraoridnary 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.
Register for an upcoming webinar below or head to our DigiTalks Archive (NEW) to view a curated selection of past presentations.
Some of the most inspiring places in Sydney are protected by the Harbour Trust. Our visitor destinations are inseparable from the city’s landscape and cultural fabric due to their natural beauty, heritage buildings, layered histories and enduring significance for First Nations People. On Wednesday 26 August, Harbour Trust volunteer Julie Evans will paint a vivid picture of our major sites. She will delve into Cockatoo Island’s convict penal establishment (1839 to 1869) and storied maritime era (1857 and 1991); the military heritage of North Head Sanctuary (Manly), Headland Park (Mosman) and Sub Base Platypus (North Sydney); and Macquarie Lightstation, the site of Australia’s first lighthouse. Plus, attendees will discover the different ways to enjoy our extraordinary visitor destinations.
About the presenter:
Julie Evans enjoyed a long career, both as an English and history teacher and as a specialised support teacher for students with learning difficulties. She was Head of the Learning Support Department at a large independent boys’ school and worked part-time as an Education Consultant. After retiring in 2006, Julie's passion for history and Sydney led her to join the Harbour Trust as a volunteer speaker, presenting to community groups in Sydney. She has also worked on the Harbour Trust's Oral History Project as an interviewer, collecting the stories of those who lived and worked at sites managed by the agency.
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
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