Annual Dinner – Thursday 20 October – Bardwell Valley Golf Club

Bookings are now open for the 33nd Annual Dinner to be held at the Bardwell Valley Golf Club, 2A Hillcrest Ave, Bardwell Park.  From 6:30pm enjoy some drinks and dips at sunset overlooking Bardwell Valley followed by dinner and guest speakers. 

Recovering Gumbramorra Swamp: Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives

We will be joined by Jennifer Newman and Sue Castrique who will explore both perspectives on the Gumbramorra Swamp in Marrickville. Once an extensive wetland in Marrickville Valley Gumbramorra Swamp was sold, built over and drained.  But water still flows through the catchment that fed the swamp, exerting a powerful presence that floods and ebbs across Marrickville. This is a conversation about living with creeks, waterholes and swamps.

Jennifer Newman is Wiradjuri; presently residing on Wangal Country. She values story as a way of connecting and as a tool for teaching, learning and cultural exchange. 

Sue Castrique is a local researcher & writer. Her essay, ‘On the Margins of the Good Swamp’ won the Nature Writing Prize (2019)

There will also be multi-prize raffle, a silent auction and a quiz. Any donations, especially home-made or home- grown items would be appreciated, eg seedlings or handmade craft items. Please contact us on info@wollicreek.org.au.   See list below of some of the fabulous prizes that have been donated by our local businesses. 


The dinner will start from 6:30 pm onwards, with drinks available from the cash bar.  Vegetarians and gluten free dietary needs are catered for in the menu but please let us know when booking if you require a vegan meal. Email us at info@wollicreek.org.au

For bookings (and payment) there are two main options:

  • By credit card through Eventbrite – The cost is $70 plus booking fee of $2.08 
  • Direct deposit: WCPS Inc, BSB 032 067 (Westpac), a/c no 288295. The cost is $70. Please make sure you include your surname and ‘ADin’ as identifier, and also please send an email to info@wollicreek.org.au so that we are alerted to the deposit. 

You can also pay by cheque for $70.00 per person. Cheques should be made out to Wolli Creek Preservation Society Inc. and posted (with a cover note) to PO Box 270, Earlwood, NSW 2206.  If possible, please send an email to info@wollicreek.org.au so that we know to expect the cheque.     

Please book early to save the organisers ringing around closer to the date. 

After two years break, we’re looking forward to another great night with our members.  

Some of the prizes donated by our local businesses include;

  • Aroma Zen 1 hour facial voucher valued at $95
  • Aroma Zen 1 hour massage voucher valued at $105
  • Canterbury Ice Rink 2x family vouchers valued at $80
  • Hibernate pots $250 voucher
  • Napoli Centro Pizzeria $60 voucher

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