Laurie Street Heritage Walk in Laurieton on April 21 and April 28

Historic photograph of Laurie Street and Government Wharf in the late 1800s. The photo depicts the Camden Haven Inlet with North Brother Mountain in background. Photo: Camden Haven Historical Society.
Historic photograph of Laurie Street and Government Wharf in the late 1800s. The photo depicts the Camden Haven Inlet with North Brother Mountain in background. Photo: Camden Haven Historical Society.

The community is invited to learn about the history of the Camden Haven area by participating in the Laurie Street Heritage Walk. 

The tours are hosted by members from the Camden Haven Historical Society to coincide with the 2018 Heritage Festival which runs from April 14 until May 20. 

“Whether you are a local wanting to know more about your local history, a newcomer to the Camden Haven or just visiting on holidays; come along and reminisce the early pioneering days when Laurieton was getting established in the 1800s and early 1900s,” organiser Michael Dodkin said. 

“Join our guides as we stroll down the Avenue of Honour and contemplate the early days when you collected your supplies from the old Government Wharf.”

The guided walks are on Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, April 28.

The tours start at 9am from the Laurieton Museum, School of Arts building, on the corner of Bold and Laurie Streets. Each tour takes about two hours. 

Participants are asked to attend 10 minutes before the start time.

People can attend one of the guided tours for a donation of $5 and all proceeds go to the museum, which is run entirely by volunteers.

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. Mr Dodkin said additional walks can be organised by the society, if members receive an excess of bookings.   

To book call Michael Dodkin on 6559 9105 or 0429 992 074.

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