A HISTORY OF PITTWATER - PART 1: DISCOVERY
The discovery and first explorations of Pittwater, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River by Governor Arthur Phillip 1770-1789. Strong focus on plants, animals & the First Australians as seen through the journals of the officers and the First Fleet water-colours.
This version has improved sound, clearer narrative and location subtitles.
A HISTORY OF PITTWATER - PART 2: 1789 - 1830
A HISTORY OF PITTWATER - PART 3: 1831 - 1901
A HISTORY OF PITTWATER – PART 4: WEST HEAD FORTRESS
The story of the WWII fortress at West Head up to March 1941, including the installation of the guns as told by the man who was there - Jack 'Bluey' Mercer.
The history of Commodore Heights, attempts by speculators to subdivide Kuringai Chase and the building of the Hawkesbury River railway bridge.
An over-arching strategic theme from 1882 onwards reveals how the defence of Pittwater, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River railway bridge was essential to the war effort and the defence of Sydney.
A HISTORY OF PITTWATER - PART 5: 1941 -1945
Since 1926 the Royal Motor Yacht Club has been operating on the shores of Pittwater. The gateway to Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River, arguably one of the most beautiful boating waterways in the world.
Serving it's members and the greater boating community, The Royal Motor Yacht Club has built an enviable reputation as one of Australia's premier boating clubs.