Burwood Chinatown – Travel, Eat and Walk Review

One of the best ways to “travel” overseas at the moment is to eat the food from different parts of the world. On 11 May, our Travel Chat group took part in the inaugural “Travel Eat and Walk”, exploring the hawker stalls and restaurants located around Chinatown in Burwood. We looked at the restaurants which specialise in cuisines from different regions of China and Asia.

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Bushwalking – Let’s get the ball rolling


Calling all those interested in bushwalking. 

We need to know who you are so we can organise a get together

  • We need to sort the levels of walks to offer
  • We need suggestions from you for good places to explore
  • We need you to answer the call by contacting me either via email or directly on my mobile (listed in the Members Directory)

Here’s to raising fitness levels – but first coffee and a chat.

Cheers  Mary Esdaile

Photogroup outing to the Biennale – Tuesday 17 May 2022

Catch a ferry to Barangaroo to visit the Biennale at the Cutaway. After coffee we continue to the installations at Pier 2 and 3 Hickson Road, and lunch at one of the nearby cafes. We finish our excursion at the Museum of Contemporary Art for a final viewing before catching the ferry home from Circular Quay.

Please note that there will be a walk of about 3km on mostly level ground between ferry stops and the various locations.

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Outing to Brix Distillers

On 20th April, eleven hardy souls attended a Cocktail Making class at Brix Distillers in Surry Hills. We were warmly welcomed by Tom, our host, with a rum-based spritzer to set the mood for learning about all things rum.

We received a tour of the distillery, a history of spirit-making in Australia, and learnt how a law created after the rum rebellion stopped the set up of small distilleries. The law was overturned in the late 1990’s, following agitation by one of the owners of the Starwood Distillery in Tasmania. At that time Australia had only three commercial distilleries, each producing rum. They were the Inner Circle, Beenleigh and Bundaberg. The flavours in rum come from the quality and source of the molasses, and the type of cask in which it is aged—unlike Gin, which is flavoured by the addition of botanicals after distillation.

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Does Tai Chi interest you?

Are you are keen to try an exercise form that helps to improve balance, physical strength, and mental focus? Responding to the interest in Tai Chi indicated by our recent member survey, Mary Esdaile, our Interest Groups Facilitator, has investigated local options.

Probus is not equipped to run Tai Chi as an Interest Group since it requires instruction from an experienced teacher, but options through third-party organisations are available.

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BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED – Hero of Waterloo Pub Historic/Ghost Tour and Lunch – Tuesday 10 May 2022

Hero of Waterloo (HOW) is one of Sydney’s oldest pubs with a rich history from colonial times (1840’s). There are several stories of a dark past. This pub is described as the most haunted pub in Australia – find out why!

The pub has kindly arranged a special deal for us which includes a 15 minute historical/ghost tour of the pub cellars (flight of stairs needs to be navigated), followed by lunch together in their Duke Room.

The Chef has compiled a limited menu for the occasion. It will be easier if we pre-order our lunch so it will be ready after the tour. Type your lunch choice (see attached menu) in the message field of the online booking form when you submit your booking and payment. Hint: Make a note of your choice in your diary as well.

When/Time: Tuesday 10 May 2022.  Please arrive at the pub at 12 noon.

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