The Celebration at the Woolwich Pier Hotel on Hunters Hill Day 31 July 2019 was a great success.
Over 200 members of the community packed into the upstairs of the Hotel for drinks and dinner, speeches and entertainment. The theme was ‘Celebrating our Municipality – our community, history and heritage.
This was the first ever ‘Hunters Hill Day’. Council resolved last November that ‘Hunters Hill Day’ take place each year on 31 July, as a significant day to reflect on the values that make Hunters Hill a special place with a strong sense of community and pride.
The speeches given by the Mayor Mark Bennett, Dr Beverley Sherry and Caroline Mackaness covered the theme and are attached. They can only be described as very significant speeches and were well received. They should be a must read for all residents.
A presentation was made by Richard Quinn on behalf of the ‘Hunters Hill Locals’ to Hunters Hill Council and handed to the Mayor to mark the significance of this event in the history of the Municipality. The presentation is of the book ‘Hunters Hill: Australia’s Oldest Garden Suburb’ 1989 appropriately inscribed, signed and dated by Dr Beverley Sherry, and the booklet ‘A brief History of Hunters Hill’ 2019 signed by Dr Beverley Sherry and Chris Schofield.
It was a wonderful night that included Brittany Rae (Roulston) singing with Rob on guitar, Michael Allen’s rendition of ‘A Special Place’, and lucky door prizes from the Woolwich Pier Hotel, The Village Floristand The Lost and Found Department.
A special thank you to Craig Laundy and the Woolwich Pier Hotel for such a great venue, and to Siebert Neethling from BEING for its excellent coverage in photos (nine attached) and video.
The Running Sheet for the night contains further information and is included.
Thank you to all those who were able to come, and we will see you and additional members of our community next year on 31 July.