Last month, Mosman Rotarians Ross & Teressa Webb, Michael Blakeney and Blair Leslie attended a meeting of the Mosman Historical Society to hear an insightful presentation by local historian Stephen Palmer on the history of The Beauty Point Foreshore Walk and Bicentenary Trail.
Stephen Palmer discussed the history of one of many projects sponsored by volunteer community committees throughout Australia to commemorate the 1988 Bicentenary of European settlement. This was our Club’s major Bicentennial Project. The Foreshore Walk was created by restoring and extending earlier trails through Quakers Hat Park to previously inaccessible areas and regenerating adjacent bushland using innovative techniques developed in Mosman. The completed walk joined the wheelchair accessible Bicentenary Trail in Spit West Reserve. Stephen set the project in its historical context, described its development, and assessed its enduring benefit and success.
In conclusion, Stephen pointed out the need to revitalise the walk with better signage and more amenities such as seating and picnic tables. With input from the Mosman Historical Society and Mosman Council it is hoped that The Rotary Club of Mosman can make this a major community service project in the coming year.