Greater Western Region

Welcome to The Greater Western Region – 2020

June 2020.    Web Editor: Carmel Liddell 

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

Membership: To join, renew or update, click here

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! See video below. 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. 
*****Slow T.V. has arrived!
Many thanks to Ian Keith  for uploading  the following video.  Unlikely to travel on the new Metro? Click below and ride the rails from Kellyville to Rouse Hill.


Members: To read Home Page Archives – scroll to the bottom of the page.

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


Using Zoom members can join

Single Session Tuesdays  and  Emerging Science 

To view details  click here – Greater Western Update NO.4


Fancy joining our established ONLINE courses

GWN Photograpers Online  and  GWN Writers Online ?

See June’s newsletter for photos and story prompts.


June 2020

Ian Keith suggests a visit to one of his favourite places – Nurragingy Reserve, Blacktown.

Click Nurragingy Reserve – Ian Keith   for information and  Slideshow for a virtual wander through the trees.


Diana Pine’s report  and photos on Tamworth 2020 coach holiday now online!

ClickDiana Pine’s Report 2020

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Wangaratta 2021 Coach Holiday, sneak preview…

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 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






**** 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 :

***In the meantime, see Peter’s newsletter contributions to Photographers Online regarding international Opera Houses.

May – La Fenice Opera House, Venice.    ***Coming attraction in  June – Vienna State Opera, Austria.


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!
  • To see what went on view the 2020  Slideshow 
  • Your representatives are Greater Western Committee Members 2020 ——


2019- in revue…

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 to view the slideshow of Ian Keith’s excellent photos – click here


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

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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