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The Waverton Hub

75 Bay Rd Waverton 2060

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Dear friend


On Tuesday this week about 50 Hubbers gathered to hear Susi Prescott talk about her journey to discover her family history. Susi was lucky enough to be able to travel the world to find stories of some of her ancestors first hand. If your ancestors have been in Australia for many generations this is easier than if they have lived all over the world as Susi's had.


Many of us find family history fascinating. My interest was sparked by a huge blueprint Family Tree from my father's side which stretched back to the 16th century. As I worked through the ancestors in this tree using the internet's many resources I was able to discover that some of the ancestors in this tree were not what they seemed. This makes it all the more exciting, and it is an ongoing project. Next year we will begin a Family History Group facilitated by Kristine Newton who is a member of the Society of Genealogists – as well as a Hubber. So keep watching the newsletter for the starting date.


I have also heard a few Hubbers say they are looking forward to the return of the Christmas Choir. Peter Butt who has organised the choir is back on the podium and practices start on Wednesday November 22 at the Crows Nest Uniting Church. See more details below – and mark your diaries.


The Hub usually winds down over Christmas – but some activities, such as the Long Walks will keep going if the weather permits and there is enough enthusiasm. So will the coffee mornings at Botanica and the Hub Happy Hour at Bar Quattro, a great chance to get together with Hub friends.


Have you booked for the Hub Christmas Party? I do hope so. Bookings close today! Friday 17th. It is the Hub's 10th Birthday – I hope to see many of you there.


Carol Fallows




 Carol Fallows, Susi Prescott, family historian and author and Kristine Newton,

who will facilitate the Family History Group in 2024.






Monday Local Walks
November 20, 2023, 7:30 am to November 20, 2023, 9:30 am

Meet at Waverton at 7.30am. Bring your Opal Card and Mask.
Click here.. to see details of this walk and photos from last week.


Out of Area Walk
November 20, 2023, 9:30 am to November 20, 2023, 2:00 pm

Meet at Waverton at 9:30am. Bring your Opal Card and Mask.

A walk may start earlier if it is a long one. This will be advised by email a few days prior. 


Thursday Out of Area Walk
November 23, 2023, 9:30 am to November 23, 2023, 2:00 pm

Meet at Waverton at 9:30am. Bring your Opal Card and Mask.

A walk may start earlier if it is a long one. This will be advised by email a few days prior. 

The route will often be the same as the Monday walk, sometimes we will modify it. We may introduce some new walks as we go along.

The Leader will vary from week to week - if you would like to join our group of leaders let us know when you come. 


Bookings for the Christmas Party are selling fast.

They close today at 6pm

(if not booked out prior)


Hub Christmas Party
November 23, 2023, 3:30 pm to November 23, 2023, 6:30 pm

Bookings are now open for the 2023 Hub Christmas Party to be held on Thursday November 23

From 3.30pm to 6.30pm

at the Wollstonecraft Bowling Club, 7 Russell St Wollstonecraft (a short walk through Smoothey Park from the Wollstonecraft Station)

This event is free and so is for Members only 

You will receive a free drink on arrival. Other drinks can be bought at the bar.

Catering will again be by Waterview Cafe 

Bookings are now open - Book here.

If you are booking for someone else, please include their name when you book.

Also please keep a record of you booking so that you will know that you have already booked.







There are a number of vacancies especially the Tuesday 4.00pm class. There are 7 weeks left in this Term. The cost is $8 per class. Please contact the Hub if you are interested in joining this class. The teacher is Amelia.






‘Hub Christmas Carolling’

CALLING ALL SINGERS (and those who just like to sing).  The Hub Christmas Choir is up and running after 3 years of Covid.  Come and join us for fun carols at Waverton village.

PERFORMANCES: Waverton village, Tuesday 19 Dec, 5 pm—6 pm, and Thursday 21 December, 5 pm—6 pm

PRACTICES: 4 Wednesday evenings at Crows Nest Uniting Church, Shirley Road, Wollstonecraft (near fire station) 6 pm—7 pm: 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec. (Please attend at least 3 practices, unless you are an experienced musician or invited artist.)

PARKING FOR PRACTICES: Free Council parking at Nicholson parking station (about 50 metres from practice venue)

PRIOR SINGING EXPERIENCE? Unnecessary (but helpful if you can keep basically in tune!)


ANY QUESTIONS? Contact Peter Butt on 0438 687 440





Family History Group 2024

Did you spend your COVID days learning about your family history? And learnt that there was so much more to learn? Wondering where to go to from here?

If this is you, then you might be interested in joining a local group who can share, collaborate, learn, brainstorm and sympathise together while breaking down those brickwalls.

Please get in touch and let us know of your interest.




The Hub art class will return on Wednesday mornings in 2024. The class will encompass both painting and drawing and be suitable for both people with experience and new comers interested in beginning to draw or paint. Numbers will be limited. In order to help us cater to people’s interests  could you please let us know

  1. If you are interested in this class
  2. Whether your preference is for painting or drawing
  3. Whether you consider yourself experienced or a beginner

Please email




The Hub is organising a theatre party to see David Williamson’s new play, The Great Divide at the Ensemble on Thursday 18 April at 11.00 am. The Ensemble has a shuttle bus to take people to and from Milson’s Point Station. The cost of the tickets is $83.00.

The bookings will open in March  




Plus all the Exercise Classes and these activities;





Tai Chi / Qui Jong every Mon, Tue & Wed 8am in Brennan Park, 

The Coffee Catchup Tuesday 10am at Botanica 


Hub Happy Hour Wednesday 4.30pm at Cafe Quattro



Boules - Thursday 4.00pm on the Platform at the Coal Loader





School for Life Documentary Premiere

School for Life and Brightworks invites you to the premiere Q&A screening of ,

SEEDS Planting Hope through Education

Tuesday 21 November at 6.30pm

at Cremorne Orpheum

Click here for more details

Book your tickets HERE NOW



21 November 2023 – Social Haptics – Roslyn Barnes


Come & hear Roslyn Barnes. She is a professional interpreter and teacher of Australian Sign language (AUSLAN) and is a passionate advocate for those who are both Deaf and Blind.


Roslyn will speak of the difficulties faced by those who are both Deaf and Blind. Importantly, she will speak about "Social Haptics", which is a special system of touch gestures to enable communication with them. She will also advise how to guide and support such people in everyday situations.


The meeting will be held at Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point at 7:00 am. Breakfast is served during the talk. 

Ken Preshaw
North Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club
internet -
mobile - 0411.109.158





11am to 8pm on November 24 and 25 

Then every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until December 23



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Scenes from the Sage Age Play Writing Competition


This is a national play writing competition for people 60 and over.  

Submit a 15 to 20 minute stage play on any topic (politics, dating apps, shoehorns).

The best entries will be showcased in a soirée-style event with live music, March 2024 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Sydney. The script assessors are renowned playwrights Justin Fleming, Catherine Zimdahl and Stephen Sewell. 

Submissions close Friday 15 December.  Please submit now if your script is ready. Guidelines and entry form are at:













Warm regards,

The Hub eNews Team  



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