First Dural Scouts Group Annual Report Presentation


Our Annual Report Presentation on Saturday June 19 was well attended by more than 50, including local Federal Member Julian Leeser, The Hon Philip Ruddock, Mayor of Hornsby, Cr Warren Wadell and Mr Terry Brooke, Deputy Chief Commissioner, Scouts NSW Julian Leeser handed out the awards, with Grey Wolf awards going to Chistian Zapletal, Brigitte […]

Caught Between Two Worlds

Caught Between Two Worlds

My family and I have been living in transit for a while now. We’re caught between two worlds: the Africa of our past and the America of our future. If it weren’t so insulting to liken our experience to the millions of refugees who genuinely don’t have a country to belong to, I would say […]

Council Adopts Hornsby Park Master Plan: ‘An Excellent Outcome’ – Mayor

Hornsby park

Hornsby Shire Council last night (Wednesday 14 July) formally adopted a draft Master Plan for its ambitious Hornsby Park project, a major new parkland to be built close to Hornsby Town Centre. The largest single project ever undertaken by Hornsby Shire Council, the Park, is being created on the site of the former Hornsby Quarry, […]

Julie GILLARD Finding a Place to Call Home


Contributed by Mark Pennock, Glenorie In 1965 my parents, baby brother, and I immigrated to Australia from Northern Ireland, sailing from Southampton on board the Fair-Sky ship. I turned three on the voyage. Julie GILLARD (Julie GILLARD, the future Prime Minister of Australia, immigrated to Australia with her parents on the Fair-sky’s next voyage.) We […]

Vale: ‘Bob’ Robert Ramm


Contributed by Donna Medway (nee Ramm) Bob came into this world on the 17th November 1941, in a little cottage on Cattai Ridge Road in Glenorie (which is now a real estate). Bobs parents, Robert (Jnr) and Gwen remained in Glenorie until Bob was 5 years old when they purchased 33 acres of land at […]

Local Election


“Well-known councillor Emma Heyde says the fire in her belly to look after local residents Election as strongly as ever. That’s why she is standing for councillor and Mayor of Hornsby Shire. Over the last four years, Emma has built an impressive reputation as the ‘can-do councillor’. Residents trust her to take action on the […]

Mcquoin Park A Finalist in the Urban Developer Awards 2021

Mcquoin Park

McQuoin Park Retirement Living Village, Wahroonga, has been selected as a Finalist in the prestigious Urban Developer Awards for Industry Excellence 2021, in the Development of the Year -Retirement, Aged Care and Seniors Living category. The Urban Developer Awards for Industry Excellence recognises the best of urban developments from across Australia and New Zealand. There are […]

Why do Older People Adapt to Life’s Challenges So Positively?

Adapt to Life

While some may view the ageing process through the lens of increasing physical and mental limitation, others celebrate the sense of anticipation and wisdom that comes with age. So how do we Adapt to Life more positively to life’s challenges? Australia’s oldest working artist, Guy Warren, has lived through the Great Depression, fought in World […]

Arcadian Quilters-home sewing

home sewing

Like everyone else with shared community activities our quilting group is back home again! We are “home sewing” until further notice — fortunately, our work can be shared via the various modern methods available through the internet, but as a footnote … I recently gave consideration to carrier pigeons when our home connections had let […]

My Street – Laurie Road, Dural

Laurie Road

Contributed by Diana and Jim Booth I moved with our family to Laurie Road, Dural, in 1992. The house was built in the 1930s and was in a somewhat run-down state. The cedar plank weatherboard cottage was on a 2 acre block. Over the years, there had been many additions and alterations made to the […]