Starting from a pedestrian tunnel underneath the rail line close to Artarmon Station, which is decorated with colourful murals, a short walk through a pleasantly wooded corridor next to the train line leads us to the oval. There are some sculptures of acorns near the oval. The path continues to join the cycleway/walking track through Naremburn.
Artarmon is named after Ardthelmon Castle (pronounced Art-e-mon), the Irish home of William Gore (1765-1845) who was Provost-Marshal under Governor Bligh in the Rum Rebellion of 1808. Gore was granted 150 acres in 1810 from the present day St Leonards to Artarmon Station. In 1869 at the request of Council, the NSW Government set aside 140 acres of the land as a public reserve; now only 19 acres remain. The remnant bushland in this reserve contains distinctive flora where Wianamatta Shale soils meet Hawkesbury Sandstone soils. In 1913 the reserve was dedicated as a park under the care, control and management of Willoughby Council.
This is a series of articles on images captured within a 5 km radius from our house in Sydney, Australia. On 2 August 2020, a state of disaster was declared in Victoria due to the significant rise in COVID19 cases, and stage 4 restrictions were imposed on metropolitan Melbourne. As part of these restrictions, during …
The Harold Reid reserve consists of a sandstone hill called The Sugarloaf located on a headland, sandwiched between Crag Cove and Castle Cove and facing into Sugarloaf Bay and then onto Middle Harbour.
The Artarmon Link Path (Cordia Way) is a wide, gently undulating pedestrian/cycle path that runs from Shepherd Road to Artarmon Reserve, following the original path of the creek (which is now underneath the concrete).
We started on Wilksch’s Walk, named in honour of local resident Eric Wilksch for his efforts in lobbying Council to retain bushland in Flat Rock Gully. This takes us to Tunk’s Park and Cammeray Bridge.
This is a “secret” garden not known to many except locals as it is not visible from the street so you have to know where to go, and we have visited this garden many times over the years and taken many interesting photos there.
Chris Tham is a co-founder of Visual Voyager Pty Ltd, the Principal Voigtländer Ambassador for Mainline Photographics and a Workshop Instructor for Mainline Photo Academy.
She brings over 35 years of experience as a photographer to her role, starting with a Yashica rangefinder belonging to her dad, joining the Photography Club in school, and developing her own photos.
More recently, Chris has been taking photos during her travels, and as a result has experienced some of the most interesting places in the world.
Chris focuses on nature, street, and urban architecture subjects in her photography.