A space of memories and monuments

The CHN blogger was recently out and about and re-discovered a lovely urban space in central Goulburn on the New South Wales southern tablelands. Known as Belmore Park since the mid-19th century the park has a formal symmetrical layout. This is typical of many 19th century Victorian urban parks with paths crossing it on the…

El Caballo Blanco, A Forgotten Past

Catherine Fields once boasted a national tourist facility which attracted thousands of visitors a year to the local area, the El Caballo Blanco entertainment complex. The El Caballo Blanco complex opened in April 1979 at Catherine Fields. The main attraction was a theatrical horse show presented with Andalusian horses, which was held daily in the…

Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens

The Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens are some of the most important open spaces and parkland in Australia‚Äôs urban places. The 29 hectares of gardens are surrounded by 51 hectares of parkland including the Sydney Domain. The gardens are traditionally divided into 4 sections the Middle Garden, the Upper Garden, the Lower Garden and the…

Lost Campbelltown heritage

Lost Campbelltown heritage Campbelltown and surrounding areas have lost much in the way of their local heritage. Does anyone care and more to the point does anyone notice? Heritage is what the community considers of value at present and is worthy of handing on to the next generation. It is a moveable feast and changes…

Place making at Narellan NSW

Place making at Narellan NSW There has been an attempt at place making in Narellan in the new extension of the local shopping mall, Narellan Town Centre. The centre owner states on its website that: New civic plazas and entertainment precincts including a fantastic indoor / outdoor restaurant and casual dining precinct where you will…