Saturday June 20th at the Penrith Rowing Club 12 noon
The luncheon celebrates the day Watkin Tench discovered the Nepean River in 1789.
Guest speaker is Margaret Fowler who runs the Wallacia Post Office, which celebrated its 100th milestone in 2008. The post office has had a Fowler in charge from its beginning.
Margaret is the fourth member of the family to hold the Post Office License at Wallacia, the first being Elizabeth's son John who was appointed Postmaster in 1908. John Fowler was the grandfather of Margaret's husband Ross Fowler.
She will be talking about Elizabeth Fowler who was the postmistress at Mulgoa from 1877 - 1892 and again from 1901 - 1907.
Elizabeth was a pioneer in every sense of the word. A dedicated mother who used her practical common sense to 'keep the wheels on' in her family unit following the accidental death of her husband in 1881 leaving her a widow with 11 children to raise.
For more information and bookings phone the inn on (02) 4735 4394 during opening hours or email: email@example.com
After hours: 0407 247 806
RSVP: Before the 10 June 2015
Cost: $30.00 per person.
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. It is also a popular wedding venue. The museum contains thousands of photos and artefacts that were either used or manufactured in the local area.
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.