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Sheyville Centenary Celebration for Past Residents

Event Information

  • 15 May 2011 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sheyville National Park, Sheyville Rd
  • Sheyville
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

A celebration and gathering of the diverse groups associated with the historic site Scheyville (named 1911).

During Scheyville's one hundred-year history, it has hosted a range of uses, the most important spanning socially, culturally and politically significant phases of Australian history.

Join us for a trip down memory lane, as Scheyville's past will be brought to life in an exhibition of photographs, documents and recorded histories of the site. You will have opportunity to tell your story and listen to other stories, to browse through the memorabilia collected so far and to contribute to the collection.

Visitors are asked to bring along photographs, preferably digitised (i.e. saved onto a compact disc or memory stick), memorabilia or personal belongings relating to their stay at Scheyville and for many, their life-changing journey to Australia.  We are interested in obtaining records or copies of this information to help explain the site's rich history.

Scheyville is now listed on the State Heritage Register and National Parks are now engaged in the process of restoring the remaining buildings for reuse.

Food and drinks: hot food and refreshments will be available to purchase on site. Visitors can also bring a picnic. Alcohol is BYO.

Transport: trains run to Mulgrave Station; please phone 13 PARK (13 7275). To assist us in planning local transport provision, please let us know if you intend travelling to and from Mulgrave Station. Calls will be accepted until close of business Friday 13 May.

Wheelchair access: there is wheelchair access to the main buildings and restricted access around the site.

When: Sunday 15 May, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Cost: free

Bookings: to assist us in our planning and catering, please register at 13.PARK@environment.nsw.gov.au or phone 13 PARK (13 7275)