Picnic in 'The Shire'

To the south of Sydney lies 'The Shire'. Remembering the old pleasure grounds, guest houses, boathouses and picnic spots of Como, Audley and Port Hacking. And not a Hobbit in sight!
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Fisherman's hut, Como, Georges River ... ca. 1900-1910 ... Starr Photo Co ... State Library of NSW

Fisherman's hut in Como,southern Sydney in from Dictionary of Sydney.

On the punt at Tom Ugly's Point, 12 miles from Sydney" June 1903

On the punt at Tom Ugly's Point, 12 miles from Sydney" June My grandfather lived within of here in the - late There is a bridge there nowadays of course.

View of Port Hacking River, Royal National Park (NSW)

View of Port Hacking River, Royal National Park (NSW).

Latty's Boatshed and Pleasure Ground, Fairfield, photographed about 1924.

Latty's Boatshed and Pleasure Ground, Fairfield, photographed about

Latty's boatshed and pleasure ground operated from the late 1800's until about 1957. Located on the Prospect Creek in the Fairfield City Council area, NSW, It retained the late name, although the Latty family sold the business in the 1930's.

Latty's boatshed and pleasure ground operated from the late until about Located on the Prospect Creek in the Fairfield City Council area, NSW, It retained the late name, although the Latty family sold the business in the

view of the newly built railway and Como Hotel

view of the newly built railway and Como Hotel

'Diston's Boatshed, Yowie Bay', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1884

Diston's Boatshed at Yowie Bay in sputhern Sydney in 🌹

South West Arm, Port Hacking

Now that's what I call a Rowing Boat, and if you have never discovered South West Arm on Port Hacking. Best visited on a King Tide foot).

View of Port Hacking River, Royal National Park (NSW)

View of Port Hacking River, Royal National Park (NSW)

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