Photo Challenge 2019

OFF is planning to produce “Nature in the Suburbs calendar 2019″ for sale at the Oatley Festival in October. A chance for local photographers to see their images in the calendar.

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Nattai National Park – Bonnum Pic

18 adventurous OFF members and friends walked the trail to Bonnum Pic on Sunday 29th July. The walk covers some lovely scribbly gum forest and interesting geological formations. Most of the walk was reasonably level with some rock scrambling along the cliff

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The Origin of Species

One of our members came across a good summary of Darwin’s The Origin of Species written for NSW Primary Curriculum of 1952 Natural Science

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North Head Sanctuary Walk

A dozen OFF members and friends enjoyed a brilliant day out on Sunday 1 July. The walk had something for everyone – spectacular views, flora and fauna, sculptures and

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OFF Rules Amended and Approved at Special General Meeting 25.06.18

At the committee meeting on 09 March 2018 amended rules of the society were accepted for approval by the membership on 25 June 2018. These rules were unanimously passed by Special General meeting .

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Elizabeth Farm – Rosehill

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On Sunday 3rd June, eight OFF members took part in Vicki Bolling’s walk around Parramatta which followed on from last year’s successful outing. The primary destination our walk was to visit Elizabeth Farm, the property of John and Elizabeth Macarthur. Their house was built in 1793 and is recognised as the oldest European building in

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Australian climate and environment 10,000 years ago

Our March Meeting 2018 was well attended with 54 members & visitors. Our speaker this month was Richard Wright AM, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of Sydney with the title of his talk being: “What was happening with the Australian climate and environment 10,000 years

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Victoria Barracks

In all, thirteen of us plus some extras entered the Barracks via the security check-point on Moore Park Road. It was largely a painless experience passing through the various barriers although several AFP officers were standing

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104 Gungah Bay and Wonoona Parade

In early February 2018 residents noticed that the tree on the corner of  104 Gungah Bay Road and Woronora parade appeared to be dying. I seems likely that work carried out in Nov/December 2017 under the road

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Clean up Australia Day 2018

Another successful clean up Australia day was held on Sunday 4th March along the shores of Lime Kiln Bay. 27 people, including 6 Guides and their leaders, gave up some of their time to scour the mangrove edges for rubbish.

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