Join ALIA Hunter for a working bee at the Schoolmasters house on Ash Island, Kooragang Wetlands
The Friends of the Schoolmasters House Inc. support historical, indigenous, educational,environmental, and artistic activities in the estuary of the Hunter River; research, promote, and conserve the heritage significance of The Schoolmasters House. They occupy the historic cottage once home to the headmaster of the local Ash Island school. Amongst the projects they are working on they are currently digitising a library of books, photos and other important material they have relating to the area’s history to make sure it is protected for the future.
The team from the Friends are going to show us around and talk about their various projects, then we are going to pitch in and help out.
If you've ever thought about volunteering, but don't want an ongoing commitment, this is the trip for you. Of if you just like to visit lovely places with interesting history, please come along.
Hope you can join us in this beautiful and fascinating location.
A device to work on
Something to eat for a shared potluck for lunch
Interest and enthusiasm
How to get there
Cross to Ash Island over the Ash Island Bridge which is off the Pacific Highway at Hexham NSW, opposite the big McDonalds and service station centre.
If you are using Google Maps to navigate - use "Millams Road" - it is correctly spelled Milhams but not on Google.
The roads are tarred and the entrance gates to The Schoolmasters House are on the first gates on the right- they will be open - and the driveway to the house is also tarred.