What I saw in December 2011

Photoblog recycle from Neil’s Wollongong & Sydney Monthly Archives

À la recherche du temps perdu — 5

Posted on December 2, 2011 by Neil


Looking from Auburn Street Sutherland towards the Royal National Park. Just this angle hasn’t changed all that much since 1944. But…


This one’s ancestors would have been here then…


White cockatoo in Auburn Street, 28 November.

À la recherche du temps perdu — 11 — Sutherland shops — 3

Posted on December 8, 2011 by Neil


This one is rather special as back in the early 1960s my mother’s shop was here. The Cotton Shop, it was called, and moved here from Jannali around 1961. It did well too but was the victim of other developments in family business matters in 1962-3.

 À la recherche du temps perdu — 12 — some churches

Posted on December 10, 2011 by Neil


Sutherland Uniting Church, formerly Methodist. My brother was married here in 1955 and, I realised when attending my Uncle Roy’s funeral, I hadn’t been inside this church since then.


Sutherland Presbyterian Church and manse. I was an elder here  at the age of 21, and Sunday School Superintendent. In the mid 1960s exciting events occurred in this church, the congregation mostly leaving to form the Presbyterian Reformed Church. At that time I resigned. See my 2008 post Uncertain dogma, The Shire, and related musings. See also this search for Calvin.

Christmas Eve sunset– looking towards Mount Kembla

Posted on December 25, 2011 by Neil



Sutherland Station, Christmas Day around 6pm

Posted on December 27, 2011 by Neil


Wollongong Mall Tuesday 27 December — 2

Posted on December 29, 2011 by Neil