ydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest. Significant Angophora costata (Sydney Red Gum), Eucalyptus pilularis (Blackbutt) and Syncarpia glomulifera (Turpentine) trees dominate this area.
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. On the way back, we walked along Dawson Creek Track and visited Fatty Dawson Ruins, which are the remains of a sandstone house and garden. Mr Dawson ran a piggery above the house site in the 1870s. Stories say, the pig carcasses were rolled down the hill into the creek and that after rain sharks would circle in Long Bay.
The Artarmon Link Path (Cordia Way) is a wide, gently undulating pedestrian/cycle path that runs from Shepherd Road to Artarmon Reserve (entering the reserve on the northern side next to the bowling club), following the original path of the creek (which is now underneath the concrete). The path continues around the field to join the Naremburn cycleway which runs under the freeway to Bicentennial Park.
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.
This is the Chatswood Catholic Parish Church, located quite close to the Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre. I have always admired this building and love taking photos of it at night.
This is a tour through various Civic Heritage Commemorative Plaques that have been installed in order to commemorate the heritage of Willoughby. We started at the site of the Willoughby Tram Terminus (now a very pink pharmacy!), and walk through some heritage buildings along Penshurst St. Along the way, we stopped at the art deco Baby Health Centre, Pommy Lodge, Laurelbank Cottage, fire station, arts centre, public school, Trersillian, Telford Lane, Butt Park, the tannery (now bus depot), Albert Chowne Memorial Hall, Drill Hall and ended at George Brain Lane.
This is a special article featuring animals and wildlife I have encountered in the suburb I live in. Of course, many are pets (taken at the dog walking park near Roseville Oval) but occasionally birds and even a bat. Roseville Bridge used to host a bat colony but it looks like they have been driven out.
I discovered this by accident whilst walking around Roseville. It starts under the old oak tree on the corner of Roseville Avenue and Amarna Parade, Roseville, opposite Little Digger Park, and then follows Moore’s Creek until it hits the Roseville Golf Course. The track then breaks into Carlyle Road. It then resumes and joins with the Two Creek Track, but I did not walk that section.
Roseville has 4 churches that I know about – St Andrews, St. Barnabas, the Uniting Church and Luke’s Presbyterian (actually I discovered while writing this article there is a 5th called the New Church in West Roseville that I have never visited).