GUEST speaker and illustrator Christine Hill has produced a new book about a much loved Australian tale of courage and adventure from the colonial days of NSW.
Christine’s description of the 1796 journey of Matthew Flinders & George Bass in the small boat, Tom Thumb II, is retold using Flinders’ journal & a series of sketches & paintings.
The story details the exploration of the NSW coast from Sydney to Lake Illawarra so has special appeal for those interested in local history. Christine has captured the thrill of the discovery of an unknown land with her stunning illustrations of local landscapes including Towradgi Beach, Lake Illawarra’s entrance, Bellambi and the ‘Coalcliffs’.
The talk is on Wednesday March 9 starting at 5pm at Thirroul District Community Centre & Library and refreshments will be available. The event is suitable for both children & adults.
Bookings are essential via Eventbrite at our Library website or contact Thirroul Library on 02 4227 8191. For more information you can contact Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111.