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The Flag’s Up with Peter Poland

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Watsons Bay Library

18 Marine Parade

Watsons Bay, NSW 2030

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Join Peter Poland OAM to learn about the significant events that occurred in the first 20 years of the South Head Lookout Post between 1790 to 1809. In Australia’s early years English, Dutch, French, American and Russian ships anchored alongside convict vessels in Sydney’s peaceful harbour. They carried Matthew Flinders and other famous navigators; political prisoners, daring escapees, Aborigines and Maoris making their first international journeys, and governors to and from their difficult postings. The South Head Lookout Post which recorded these arrivals and departures has been manned since January 1790.

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