Blood & Sawdust
A Forgotten True Crime History of Killara, Gordon, Pymble and St Ives (1820 to 1960). History Talk.
The Forgotten True Crime History of Killara, Gordon, Pymble and St Ives.
When one thinks of suburbs like Killara, Gordon, Pymble and St Ives, found on Sydney’s Upper North Shore, it is common to visualise beautiful houses, pretty gardens, flowering jacaranda trees, tennis courts and European cars.
However, long before golf, netball, and lawn bowls became the preferred pastimes, the region was notorious for blood sports, horse racing, violent blood feuds, frontier justice and murder!
Come on the ultimate evening of discovery with a glass of wine or beer and nibbles, at the historical Killara Golf Club. Listen to historian and archaeologist Elliot Lindsay tell the most incredible stories of long-forgotten events dating between 1820 and 1960. Illustrated with a presentation of stunning maps, illustrations and photographs.
If you are interested in group booking email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0431922619.
What you can expect to hear on the night
Historian Elliot will tell stories of…
- Battles with bushrangers.
- The Killara Green Gate murder mystery.
- Bare-knuckle boxing and cock fighting tournaments.
- Naval battles on the Lane Cove River.
- When the Rocks Push challenged the Waterhouse boys to a duel.
- Peter Jackson, the legendary black heavyweight boxer who was trained at the Green Gate Hotel and became one of the world’s greatest.
- The Gordon murder mystery.
- The Murder of Police Sargent Hickey on Pymble Golf Course.
- Mrs Hackers Murder Mansion.
- The long-forgotten pubs and gambling houses.
- The Mort Murder.
The old Killara Greengate Inn
Killara Golf Club
The event will be held in the Killara Golf Club clubhouse—one of Australia’s oldest golf clubs. Established in 1899, it is one of the few remaining relics from a quaint bygone era. The clubhouse dates back to 1933 and exudes old-world charm. Very few non-members ever have the opportunity to experience and observe the splendid beauty of the historical institution.