Cruising Division Presentation - History of North Sydney
With widely recognised author and local historian Dr Ian Hoskins.
Ian has worked as an academic historian, a curator and a professional historian in Sydney for 25 years. He is currently employed full-time as the North Sydney Historian by North Sydney Council where he researches and interprets the local area and leads walks around it.
He is passionate about history (both local and broad) and landscapes (both cultural and natural) along with the architecture, modifications and plantings that make up those places — and the literature and artwork created to represent them. That interest began with his doctoral work at Sydney University — a study of public parks and gardens in Sydney and the development of floral nationalism in the town planning movement. Then he came to understand that places, plants and buildings could be invested with meanings beyond the obvious.
Ian's published books are: Sydney Harbour (2009) and the New South Wales coast (2013).
Cost: There is no cost to attend the presentation, but please RSVP to assist with the setting up. Why not stay for dinner afterwards and continue the discussion with other cruising enthusiasts.