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Punchbowl

A south-western Sydney suburb, about 15km from the CBD, Punchbowl is believed to have taken its name from Punchbowl Road which once hosted an inn called the Punch and Bowl, built in the 1830s by an early settler, George Faulkner.

An early battle with the Aborigines of the Botany Bay tribe at Punchbowl went decidedly in the Aborigines favour. The white settlers regrouped and returned to the scene of the hostilities to seek satisfaction only to find that their opponents had already gone walkabout.

Originally a forest of predominantly mahogany and grey box trees, forest gum and tea tree brush, today Punchbowl is intensively residential.

Punchbowl is a suburb of Bankstown City which is one of the most populous local government areas in New South Wales. Bankstown was one of the chief beneficiaries of the Commonwealth Government"s vigorous post-World War II immigration policy and the community includes people drawn from almost every country on Earth.

Punchbowl: 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 6.2K from Punchbowl

Punchbowl: Events

Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Ride


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Join Girls Ride Out Inc, and sponsors Harley-Davidson and Insure My Ride, as thousands of motorcyclists decked out in pink take to the roads of Sydney to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

The Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Ride Inc Committee have created a fair style atmosphere to encourage the general public to become involved on the day. As well as a variety of food to tempt your taste buds, they will have motorcycle displays, stunts, rider training, first aid demonstrations and the exclusive Pink 'Harley Jumpstart' machine for everyone to try! A range of various motorcycle-related organisations will also be in attendance.

All male and female riders are encouraged to register now at the website!


Event Dates
2015
      1st Nov
2016
      1st Nov


Club Punchbowl,
921 Punchbowl Road
Punchbowl, NSW, 2196

Located 1.2K from Punchbowl

Looking for Gamers


Looking For Gamers (LFG) is Sydney's largest boardgaming and tabletop event! In the second weekend of July, the Bankstown Sports Club hosts two days of tournaments, role playing, open gaming, retail stalls, and more.

With a dedicated team of instructors for new gamers, game demos, drop-in competitions, a huge games library, late-night gaming and on-site accommodation, LFG is a boardgamer's dream weekend.


Event Dates
2016
      9th Jul
      10th Jul


8 Greenfield Parade
Bankstown, NSW, 2200

Located 2.1K from Punchbowl

Haldon Street Festival


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
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
2015
      22nd Aug
2016
      22nd Aug


Haldon Street
Lakemba, NSW, 2195

Located 2.2K from Punchbowl

Bankstown Bites Food Festival


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Living up to its reputation as one of Sydney's best and most loved food festivals, Bankstown Bites attracts over 7,000 people each year.

Foodies from all over the Sydney metropolitan area and beyond come along to enjoy the perfect combination of guided food tours, cooking demonstrations and a diversity of food stalls.

The Food Tours explore the world of exotic and tasty culinary treats that people in Bankstown take so much for granted. Be astounded by the number of restaurants, cafes and grocery stores that make up the Bankstown central business district. The aroma of spices and smallgoods and the temptation of Sydney's finest Lebanese sweets are far too much to resist with festival-goers stocking up on treats to take home.

More than just food, in the Bankstown Arts Centre there will be dance, film, art, crafts and displays for all ages.

See you all at Bankstown Bites!


Event Dates
2015
      25th Jul
2016
      25th Jul


Olympic Parade
Bankstown, NSW, 2200

Located 2.4K from Punchbowl

XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton Open 2016


Get ready for some hot competition and a congregation of the best of the best in badminton at the Australian Badminton Open 2016.

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.


Event Dates
2016
      7th Jun
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Sports Centre,
Olympic Boulevard
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2127

Located 4.7K from Punchbowl

Hidden - A Rookwood Sculpture Walk


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Now in its seventh year, Hidden was developed to demonstrate to the community that there is more to Rookwood than just funerals and memorials. Stepping outside conventional exhibition contexts, Hidden reflects the rich social and historical value that Rookwood contributes to the cultural landscape.

The Hidden artists are invited to create works that meditate on life and death, love and loss, memory and mortality. Nestled in amongst gardens and graves, the exhibition is a unique intersection of art, history and imagination. Visitors are invited to share the experience, exploring the exhibition and participating in the public program.

For more information or to RSVP for the opening and closing events, please contact the organisers on the email or phone number provided.


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2016
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Rookwood Cemetery,
Hawthorne Avenue
Rookwood, NSW, 2141

Located 6.1K from Punchbowl

CASS Art Direct - Studio 101 Oatley


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Art Direct - a unique opportunity to visit the art studios of your local artists.

This September explore the culture and character of Sydney's many diverse communities from the mountains to the coast. The CASS Art Direct Open Studio Trail offers a unique tour of local artists studios.

The wider Sydney Basin is home to many creative artists and CASS Art Direct is an opportunity to experience the inspired and unique work of the region's artists.

The artworks offered for sale may be works on paper and painting, prints or sculpture, jewellery, pottery or glass. It may range from a small but unique gift to a large investment artwork. There will also be the opportunity to commission special pieces.

CASS (Combined Art Societies of Sydney Incorporated) is a non-profit group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.

For Art Direct Open Studio locations around Sydney go to the CASS website.



Event Dates
2015
      11th Sep
      12th Sep
      13th Sep
2016
      11th Sep
      12th Sep
      13th Sep


101 Woronora Parade,
Oatley,
NSW 2223
Oatley West, NSW, 2223

Located 6.1K from Punchbowl

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.


Event Dates
2016
      5th Feb


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

Located 6.2K from Punchbowl

Punchbowl: 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 2.1K from Punchbowl

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