Castle Hill Art Society

Castle Hill Art Society

7TH APRIL – RICHARD CHAO “WONDERFUL PEOPLE – WATERCOLOUR” Richard Chao is a world-renowned watercolourist living in Sydney, Australia. Taking a contemporary perspective, he depicts his interpretation on the human world in his realistic paintings. His models are people from every corners of the world with diverse and unique customs and cultures, as well as […]

What You Need To Know About The Homebuilder Grant

Homebuilder Grant

Although the past 12 months have caused financial stress to many Australians, the government has continued to create incentives designed to keep our economy afloat. Within the property sector, the HomeBuilder grant has been welcomed by many as a great opportunity for buyers and current homeowners to undertake renovations and home building plans that otherwise […]

News From History Cottage

History Cottage

For the descendants of four Russian couples who settled in Middle Dural and Kenthurst, April is a special month. It was in that month, 95 five years ago, that the original Don Cossack Choir arrived in Sydney as part of their tour of the east coast of Australia. The Choir came together in the refugee […]

Galston Concerts: They’re On Again!

Galston Concerts

Great news! The Galston Concerts are back for 2021, starting 2pm Sunday 21 March in Galston Uniting Church. There’ll be some COVID Safe differences: socially-distanced audience numbers limited to 100; lower prices for shorter concerts without interval; cashless on-line bookings through (search Galston). A power-packed program will feature premier pianist John Martin with cellist […]

Budgerigar Society Of NSW INC.

Budgerigar Society Of NSW

Hills Branch – Ray Galbraith The Corona Virus has rendered a near shutdown situation within the budgerigar hobby, with no club meetings at Hills Branch until the recent January 2021 meeting, (conducted with the distancing restrictions and no supper), no Annual Shows, no Inter-Branch State Challenge Show and no National Show, which was due to […]

Vaccinate Pet Rabbits Now

Vaccinate Pet

By Nikki McGrath RABBIT owners in the area are being urged to vaccinate their pets before a new feral rabbit control program rolls out in February. Led by Greater Sydney Local Land Services with the support of major landholders, local councils and environmental agencies, the program will see the release of the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease […]

Eastern Hornsby


Compiled by Susanna Mills Hornsby Council’s website features just three rather confined, sanctioned dirt bicycling areas for its vast, 455 square kilometres. So, let’s get out our microscope this month and examine the area to see if it contains any evidence of pump & jump track molecules. OMV PUMP TRACK… PHYSICAL AND MENTAL LIFELINE FOR […]



By Lachlan Turner – Hidden in the Hills Numerous native plants found in local bushland are edible. It is said that the Narrow-leafed Geebung (Persoonia pinifolia) which is a small to medium shrub of open habit is one that its fruit may be eaten. It can be found in open forest, scrub and woodland habitats […]

“Lynnes Legs”

Lynnes Legs

By Lynne Newey MITCHELL FIRE TRAIL 5KM TO THE END AND BACK, EASY 1 HOUR. This trail starts at the end of Mitchell Road Dural. Drive into Carters Road off Galston Road. Turn fourth left into Laurie Road then first right into Mitchell. There is easy parking at the end of Mitchell (a cul-de-sac) before […]