History Lunch 'Beecroft's Caricatures'
Characters from our Club’s past, as told by John Maclurcan
John Maclurcan (writer, historian, collector and inter alia, the Club’s handicapper) will select four paintings by the artist L. Herbert Beecroft, currently on display in the Northern Entrance. In this talk he will examine:
A C Saxton – who tragically lost his life off Barrenjoey in 1926
E J Bayley Macarthur – in whose memory a trophy was presented in 1934
F W Hixson – a Commander in the Naval Brigade and awarded an OBE in 1920
T H Kelly – a prominent politician and Flag Officer in 1902
W Walker – our First Commodore, and the origin of the painting in our Club (not a Beecroft).
The Paintings will be displayed on a large screen and John will:
● Analyse the features of the painting, unlocking the stories attached
● Tell you about the painter Beecroft
● Tell you about the subject of the painting.
Behind each painting is a wealth of stories of the characters who made up the history of Sydney and the RSYS from 1870 to 1930.
Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019
Time: 12 for 12.30pm
Venue: Carabella Room
Cost: $65, includes two courses & beverages
NB groups of eight or more will be allocated their own table/s. Smaller groups may be required to join a Club table.
PLEASE BOOK VIA THE "JOIN" BUTTON ABOVE or call Reception on 9955 7171
NB This event is open to RSYS Members and their guests.