Visit by Lyndon Storey

The Philosophy Group have invited Lyndon Storey, President of the Council of Australian Humanist Societies to visit Wollongong U3A as a guest speaker. This will be an afternoon session at a venue yet to be decided. All U3A members are invited to attend this session.

Further information will be available when it comes to hand.

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CONGRATULATIONS STUART

Wollongong U3A member, Stuart Traynor, receives his award from Northern Territory Chief Minister, Michael Gunner

 

Long-time Alice Springs resident Stuart Traynor left the cultural melting pot of Wollongong for the Northern Territory on the eve of Cyclone Tracy seeking adventure, and finding it in abundance. In the 1980s he joined the Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory, a vibrant and well-funded organisation that encouraged initiative. For many years he was a weekly voice on ABC Territory Radio, raising awareness of NT flora and fauna, local history and conservation issues. He was honoured with life membership of the Australian Association for Environmental Education and recognition from the Alice Springs Town Council for his community service work. He now lives in Wollongong.

The NT Chief Minister’s History Book Award is an annual prize for the most significant historical book about the Northern Territory published in the last 12 months”. Chief Minister, Michael Gunner, presented Stuart with the 2017 award at Parliament House in Darwin on 28 June.  (The Chief Minister is equivalent to the Premier in other states.)

 

Stuart’s book, Alice Springs, From Singing Wire To Iconic Outback Town, tells the story of the first 100 years of white settlement in Central Australia, from 1860 until 1960: the impact on the Aboriginal people; how the iconic town of Alice Springs was born; some of its most remarkable characters; and of its ‘stolen’ children, living under the shadow of the most controversial piece of legislation in Australia’s history.

 

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Trip to Dorrigo

Bill Mowbray – pictured below – took photos on the recent U3A holiday.

Check them out on our PHOTO GALLERY page.

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Romeo & Juliet

The performance of Romeo & Juliet was a great success! The audience loved it!

Aileen & Adam

Two of our stars pictured above.

Watch this space for the announcement of more photos of our stars in our Photo Gallery

 

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Romeo & Juliet

Rehearsals for our spectacular end of term show Romeo & Juliet are now underway.

 

 

Here is a sneak preview of our actors at work

 

 

 

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Skydiving Heroine

SKYDIVING HEROINE

Jeanette Bond has entered the U3A record books by jumping from a plane.

Congratulations Jeanette!

Jeanette with her Brazilian instructor

With her sons Jason and Michael and friends

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Elizabeth 1

 

 


There was great excitement at U3A on 27th April as Queen Elizabeth 1 visited us. She wore a magnificent outfit and graciously spent a whole hour of her time giving us some insight into her life.We are hopeful of further visits during this term as we are looking in detail at her life and times.

 

 

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We have received a CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION from Wollongong Seniors Festival 2017.

Aileen Harland receiving the certificate from our Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbury

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