Happenings at the inn
Tench Luncheon - Saturday June 18th
O'Donoghue's Irish Pub, Great Western Highway, Emu Plains
at 12 noon
The luncheon that celebrates the day Watkin Tench discovered the Nepean River in 1789, will be held at O’Donoghue’s with Michael Harriden as guest speaker. Michael Harriden has lived in the Nepean district all his life.
His mother’s family, the Reddans and Masters, are early residents and lived in Riley and High Streets.
He has a close affinity with the history of Penrith and will talk about the changes he has witnessed and heard about from his family.
Michael’s family was integral to the community in the early years, whether in the first Penrith Council or in the sporting arena of Rowing or Rugby League.
Also his artistic side has expressed his respect for the local environment by the many paintings he has painted of the natural beauty of the Nepean district.
He wil bring along some of his paintings to the luncheon.
Cost $30.00 per person.
To book call 4735 4394 on openiing days or email firstname.lastname@example.org
After hours call 0407 247 806
RSVP by June 6th.
William Cox Festival and Open Day
Sunday 17 July from 9am
Displays and activities include:
NSW Corps of Marines re-enactments, merry-go-round and jumping castle, old fashioned school room, horse drawn wagon rides, Light Horse Regiment, animals and pony rides, displays, music, food, stalls.
Arms of Australia Inn Museum
Welcome to the Arms of Australia Inn Museum in the Penrith Valley at Emu Plains, NSW, Australia. The inn is administered by the Nepean District Historical Society (NDHS), and is situated at the gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park.
The inn was once a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and the goldfields. Built it two sections, the first in 1826, it is one of the oldest buildings in Penrith, if not the oldest.
Due to its colourful history, the inn provides an interesting venue for local activities, tour groups, special events, school tours and exhibitions. The museum contains artefacts that were either used or manufactured in the local area and thousands of photos.
The Nepean District Historical Society meets at the Inn on the 4th Saturday of each month at 1pm and includes a guest speaker. Visitors are welcome.
The NSW Corps of Marines also call the Arms of Australia Inn Museum home, their members recreate the lives and times of the First Fleet Marines, sailors, convicts, gentlemen of quality and their ladies.