THROUGH THE HEADS To Balmoral, Sydney

THROUGH THE HEADS To Balmoral, Sydney

by Claire Mitchell


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THROUGH THE HEADS To Balmoral, Sydney by Claire Mitchell

Claire Mitchell is a local resident with a passion for her environment, including magnificent Balmoral. ‘Through The Heads To Balmoral, Sydney’ follows and expands on her previous book ‘Mosman Meanders & foreshore flavours’, which takes a walk on the wild side of Sydney’s glorious foreshores. For over 40,000 years, indigenous Australians lived along our abundant coastline of beaches and bush. Then these foreshores provided a casual picnic playground for the early Sydney elite. Today, both locals and visitors embrace the now public parklands as a beautiful, natural environment to be appreciated and retained. Taking Balmoral as the epitome of it all, Claire traces the past and present development of the foreshores including the people, the land and the food. For over two centuries, the parade of vessels has passed through The Heads, Sydney’s gateway to the world, as they voyaged to and from the distant world. Photographs of local creative works showcase the richness of our cultural heritage, a place where the natural beauty has inspired so many artists, writers and photographers over the centuries. Claire’s picnic suggestions are made with an emphasis on simplicity and seasonal, local produce. Shared platters and finger foods dominate, reflecting the fusion style of our innovative Australian cuisine today. Discover and enjoy!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994471017
Publisher: Starister Pty Ltd
Publication date: 11/16/2015
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

With a background of teaching history to Primary School students, I was excited to realise that Mosman could be seen as a microcosm of Australian history and development. First fleet's flagship, HMS Sirius, careened at Mosman Bay, early interaction with the Cammeragal Aboriginal tribe, convicts whose labour forged the development and defences, arrival of the free settlers emigrating from Europe and other places. All of this helped make Australia what it is.

I have been involved in a successful community effort to save a heritage site at Middle Head from inappropriate development.

I have a love for picnics which I see as an opportunity to enjoy healthy, robust flavours while enjoying our Sydney foreshores.

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