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Riverwood

About 30km south-west of Sydney's CBD, Riverwood evolved from a market gardening and small farming community into a residential area when the NSW Housing Commission took over 236ac in the 1950s. In 1942, the $1million 118th General Hospital was built for the US Army - the largest military hospital in Australia. There were 490 timber barracks-type buildings know as 'huts' built at the site, accommodating 1250 patients and 3500 staff in segregated, black and white quarters.. Immediately after the war, when the hospital reverted to the NSW Housing Commission, the huts were used to ease the chronic housing shortage. Riverwood is fortunate to have the broad Salt Pan Creek as its western boundary. This creek, which empties into the Georges River, which, in turn, finishes its course in Botany Bay, has kept generations of Riverwood's local children amused, fishing, boating and swimming. The creek gives local boaties direct access to the sea via the Georges River and Botany Bay.

Riverwood: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Hurstville Museum and Gallery


Hurstville Museum and Gallery is dedicated to preserving the unique history of the St George region as well as working with local multicultural communities to develop exciting art and history exhibitions and public programs.

The permanent exhibition's particular emphasis is on the domestic and working lives of the St George community in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Museum and Gallery is also a hub of continuous community activity presenting talks, programs, special events and ever-changing temporary exhibitions in its gallery space.




14 MacMahon Street
Hurstville, NSW, 2220

Located 4.9K from Riverwood

Bardwell Valley Golf Club Ltd


Bardwell Valley Golf Club is a picturesque course located close to the city of Sydney, yet it gives you the feeling that you are far away from the hustle and bustle. Bardwell Valley Golf Course was set up under an arrangement between Rockdale Council and Bexley Golf Club. The course was carved out of original bushland terrain, firstly operating as nine holes in 1964, then 12, and finally 18 holes in 1978.

Whilst only a short course (10 par 3s and eight par 4s), the course is cleverly laid out to minimise the impact of the hilly terrain. From the higher parts of the course, the city skyline including Centre Point Tower can be clearly seen. Beautifully maintained, the course is a popular venue for members, local residents, and many who travel some distance to enjoy the convivial atmosphere of both course and clubhouse.




2A Hillcrest Avenue
Bardwell Park, NSW, 2207

Located 6.7K from Riverwood

Carss Cottage Museum


Carss Cottage is a sandstone cottage built in 1865 for William Carss and family. It is the oldest building still standing in the Kogarah area and houses a Museum focusing on local history, run by Kogarah Historical Society. Changing displays range from famous local artists to the history of theatrical groups from the region and lifestyles of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Open every Sunday afternoon and at other times by request for tour groups. Tours include a talk, tour of Museum and optional guided walk around Carss Park. Mondays at the Museum is a bi-monthly event open to all. Check their website for the full program of events.




Carwar Avenue
Carss Park, NSW, 2221

Located 7.3K from Riverwood

Riverwood: Events

Lugarno Lions Spring Festival


Now in its 37th year at Gannons Park, Peakhurst, the Lugarno Lions Club Spring Festival is an exciting family and community event with estimated crowds of 40,000. Hundreds of stalls, large carnival, over 200 classics vehicles and motorcycles, three stages of free entertainment, community displays and refreshments, make it one of the largest festivals in southern Sydney.

A highlight of the 2016 event will be an attempt at the Australian Line Dancing record and an Outdoor Expo. Public are encouraged to participate.

Check the website or Facebook page for more details.


Event Dates
2016
      18th Sep


Isaac Street,
Gannons Park
Peakhurst, NSW, 2210

Located 2.0K from Riverwood

Haldon Street Festival


The City of Canterbury is proud to present the Haldon Street Festival.

More than 25,000 people from across Sydney take part in the annual festivities. Indulge in food from across the globe, live entertainment across three stages, over 100 market stalls, enjoy the street parade, baby animal farm for the kids, free amusement rides, or have your photo taken with one of their festival camels. There is something for everyone.

For more information visit their web site or call the City of Canterbury.


Event Dates
2017
      19th Aug


Haldon Street
Lakemba, NSW, 2195

Located 3.9K from Riverwood

Tying the Knot: Wedding Stories and Beyond


Explore personal wedding stories and discover a range of wedding facts. Find out about family traditions, war time weddings, same sex marriage, and much more. Delicate textiles and intricate wedding cakes, together with other wedding memorabilia add to this multifaceted display.


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14 MacMahon Street
Hurstville, NSW, 2220

Located 4.9K from Riverwood

Emporium Official Exhibition Opening


Emporium: Inside Albury's most famous department store presents a revealing look at the phenomenal rise of the department store, the advent of ready-to-wear clothing and the proliferation of image-based advertising during the 20th century. The exhibition features one of Albury's longest running department stores, S.M. Abikhair's, which operated for almost 70 years from 1928. Original items include 1950s in-store fashion posters, along with women's fashion accessories, foundation garments, menswear and haberdashery.

Guest speaker will be former Vogue editor-in-chief, Kirstie Clements.

All welcome! Drinks and nibbles provided.

Feel free to come dressed in your best vintage outfit!

RSVP by Monday, 1 February 2016.




Hurstville Museum and Gallery,
14 MacMahon Street
Hurstville, NSW, 2220

Located 4.9K from Riverwood

2017 Australian Badminton Open


Get ready for some hot competition and a congregation of the best of the best in badminton at the Australian Badminton Open 2017.

Top players from around the globe will meet in Sydney to compete in the inaugural Australian Open Superseries, so come and see who will end up on top in this thrilling sport.

This year's event will be stage at the Sports Centre, Sydney Olympic Park and with the build up of games leading to what will be an epic finals between the best players from Europe and Asia, this is the time to grab your ticket to see the fierce competition unfold live at Sydney Olympic Park.


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2017
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Sports Centre,
Olympic Boulevard
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2127

Located 7.4K from Riverwood

Riverwood: Travel Tips

Bankstown Visitor Information Centre


The Bankstown Visitor Information Centre is situated on the ground floor of the Civic Tower. Call in and speak to the friendly, helpful staff who will be happy to assist you with information on Bankstown and the surrounding area. They can give you detailed information on all tourist attractions, places of interest and will be happy to assist you with accommodation details.




66 Rickard Road
Bankstown South, NSW, 2200

Located 4.1K from Riverwood

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