Greater Western Region

Welcome to The Greater Western Region – 2020

March, 2020.    Web Editor: Carmel Liddell 

To read our newsletter (GWN), click onto this direct link.

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Parramatta, built on the land of the Darug people, is rich in colonial history and lies at the heart of our region which embraces 31 post codes in  a loose circle from Ermington to West Pennant Hills, Castle Hill, Glenhaven, Kenthurst, Kellyville, St Marys, Fairfield, Lidcombe, Granville plus all suburbs within- such as Bella Vista, Blacktown and Kings Langley. Central Parramatta is  being rebuilt and the new railway line from the Hills area is not only a reality, but a resounding success! Blacktown is also having a facelift. A new Town Centre with multi-story accommodation is under construction.The Greater Western Region is blessed with many beautiful parks and recreational areas. 
Members: To read Home Page Archives – scroll to the bottom of the page.

****GWR Venue Addresses are listed under Course Book Changes.

 Course Book 2020  is on line! See sidebar.  For full details regarding

 People who Changed the World (p.33) see Course Book Changes.

Emerging Science (p.32) see Course Book Changes for upcoming sessions.


Courses suspended till end of June!
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  • Keep active and interested?
  •  Try our established ONLINE courses!
  • Members photos and stories appear in our monthly newsletters.
  • See the April newsletter for current photos and story submissions.
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Diana Pine’s report  and photos on

Tamworth 2020 coach holiday

now online!

ClickDiana Pine’s Report 2020

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for a sneak preview of Diana Pine’s Wangaratta 2021 Coach Holiday,

click on the itinerary 2021 itinerary




Plus-   Thank you  Ian Keith for the following  text and photos!

But before you go click on the guitar (left) to see a slide show inside the Tamworth Golden Guitar Museum.

And McCrossin’s Mill in Uralla is home to 9 paintings by artist Phillip Pomeroy depicting the chase and subsequent death of “gentleman” bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt.   Click on the statue (right) for a slide show of these paintings.  Before each painting is a description of what the picture is depicting. Depending on what device you are using to view this page the painting descriptions can be difficult to read.  Click here  for a page that has them listed in a larger format.  Bobs Shed is an amazing place.  Please read Diana’s report for more details.

Capt Thunderbolt in Uralla
Bob’s shed in Quirindi
Golden Guitar – Do you recognise anybody

Greater Western U3A’s AGM 

21st February, 2020.

A small, beautifully formed and lively group of people attended this afternoon’s AGM!

  • Guest speaker Stuart Cumming demonstrated the art of booking courses online – and took questions!
  • Four  $25 Lucky door prizes were won by Sue Bailey, Isabel Halton, Judy Buhajiar and guest Ruth Doyle.
  • And afternoon tea was enjoyed by all!
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  •  2020’s Greater Western Committee Members? – Click GW COMMITTEE 2020



March 2020

Keeping up with the times – Emerging Science courses are available online!

To find out more and access the course link, click onto    Emerging Science Online 

**** Magic Moments in Opera! 

Peter Anderson’s New Course  is coming soon! Not yet a fan but curious?


Share in Peter’s enjoyment of beautiful music.

His sessions will include discussions on overtures,the chorus, ballet in opera,

great operatic scenes and  great bravo/brava moments. Interested?

Contact Course Coordinator  Sue Bailey :


        GWN PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLINE!     See newsletters.


To participate online, see the newsletter for story prompts.

To find out more click, Something new GWN Writers Online



Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands

June Keith wrote the following report on a most successful tour of the Southern Highlands in September, 2019.


And to whet your appetite for the 2020 tour –  click onto the  Tulip brochure

and view the slideshow of Ian Keith’s excellent photos.

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Advertising and All that Jazz – 2019


The Book of the Month Club with Isabel Halton invites you to join the group!

See page 31 in the course book or phone Isabel: 98724467.



2020 Holiday: Tamworth  (See page 13 Semester 2 Course Book – Tamworth details.)

Think about it now because bookings open 12th August 2019!

For the itinerary, click Tamworth itinerary

2020 Holiday – Tamworth
Thank you to Ian Keith for the following: Our day outing to Berry was a lot of fun with good company and chocolate galore at the Treat Factory. (To rotate this brochure download to your computer Viewer, select View in your reader then rotate) A great lunch at the Shoalhaven Ex- Servicemens Club.  One of the best food selections we have seen in a while then finishing off with wine at the Coolangatta Winery.  What a better selection of activities could you ask for.

Click on the coach to see a few photos taken on the day.

Thank you again to Ian Keith for the following:
We have just returned from a very successful holiday in Batemans Bay.  Click on the coach photo to explore our holiday.  This link provides details of next years holiday based in Tamworth.
The holiday starts with a big red coach.

Greater Western Committee Members, 2019.

To see who is doing what on your behalf,Click here

AGM Greater Western Region, 2019
A small, jovial group of U3A members rolled up today (22.2.19) for the Annual General Meeting. Committee members were elected; guest speaker U3A President Barbara Boston entertained us with her speech; and lucky door prizes were won!    For a full report of the day, including excerpts from Barbara Boston’s speech and photos by Ian Keith, see the March newsletter. (Click onto Newsletters in Greater Western Links)  


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