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.
Join us on Monday 18 October from 1pm for a DigiTalk on the military history of Headland Park in Mosman. Special guest, Chris Ballantine (Retd) will delve into the three phases of the defence of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) between 1788 and 1945. He will also discuss the Australian Army units that have been based at Headland Park, Mosman and the role played by local fortifications, above and below ground. Today, Headland Park is managed by the Harbour Trust, which runs guided tours of the historic fortifications at Georges Heights.
Major Chris Ballantine, Australian Army (Retd) utilises his military knowledge in his role as Volunteer Tour Guide coordinator for the Harbour Trust at North Fort in Manly. Chris is also associated with Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies (NSW) Inc; a member of Australia Remembers – Northern Beaches and North Shore Committee; and Secretary of Dee Why RSL sub-Branch.
We are delivering our DigiTalks series using ZOOM, an easy-to-use platform for webinars. You don’t need a ZOOM account to enjoy a DigiTalk as we’ll email you the login details ahead of time. However, we recommend that you download either the desktop application (Windows/Mac) or mobile app (Android/Apple) in advance of a DigiTalk. To download the 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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