Jennifer StackhouseNSW Blue Mountains crossing bicentenary

Daily Telegraph 1813 Blaxland, Lawson & Wentworth cross NSW Blue Mtns

Crossing the NSW Blue Mountains bicentenary – a range of activities will be occurring in 2013 to mark the bicentenary of the crossing of the Blue Mountains by explorers Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth.

The Blue Mountains Zone of The Garden Clubs of Australia has announced a special celebration. Over three days in April 2013 at venues throughout the Blue Mountains, speakers will chart the development of gardening in the region. Gardeners Angus Stewart and Jerry Coleby-Williams will join Darug speaker and educator Bundeluk, historian Prof. Ian Jack and author Allison Halliday in this wide-ranging program.

Angus will also launch a plant to celebrate the bicentenary. It is an everlasting daisy, which will be named through a student competition. The seminars will be held on April 12-14, 2013. For more information contact Blue Mountains Zone Coordinator, Barrie Redshaw on (02) 4759 2168.

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Jennifer Stackhouse

About Jennifer Stackhouse

Recently Jennifer Stackhouse made the big move from Kurmond in NSW to a Federation house in the little village of Barrington tucked beneath Mt Roland in northwest Tasmania. With high rainfall, rich, red deep soil and a mild climate she reckons she's won the gardening lottery. She's taken on an acre garden that's been lovingly planted and tended for the past 28 years by a pair of keen gardeners so she is discovering a garden full of horticultural treasures. Jennifer is the author of several gardening books including 'Garden', which won a Book Laurel for 2013, as well as ‘The Organic Guide to Edible Gardens’, ‘Planting Techniques’ and ‘My Gardening Year’, which she wrote with her mother Shirley. She was editor of ABC 'Gardening Australia' magazine and now edits the trade journal 'Greenworld' magazine and writes regularly for the Saturday magazine in 'The Mercury'. She is often heard on radio and at garden shows answering garden queries.

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  1. Hello
    I teach Art at Leura Public school and intend to incorporate the theme of the bicentenary crossing into lessons this term. Do you have an image of the daisy perhaps?
    Many thanks : )

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