Hello everybody! My name is William Hawley and I am the newest member of the Berowra Living History team. I am currently completing my fourth year at Southern Cross University and hope to graduate in February as a high school teacher majoring in English and Modern History.
My first contact with the team was in October last year when I was trying to collaborate my community research project with a local historical society. Fortunately Ann, Rhonda, Elissa and Robyn were very enthusiastic to not only assist with the project but also invited me to join the team. I plan to focus mainly on the sport and recreational side of Berowra’s history which will be included in the virtual museum.
So here is a little teaser just to wet the appetite.
The origins of Berowra Cricket Club and oval
The earliest recorded reference to the Berowra Cricket Club dates back to the 29th of November 1919, although social cricket had been played in Berowra since the 1890’s. In an interview with Bill Foster he states that “The cricket club was formed by poultry farmers and orchardists prior to the 1920s. In those days, besides playing their Sunday matches here in Berowra, they would also travel over the punt by horse and cart for a Sunday match against Glenorie or Dural”