7th October 2023
MEET US in front of To Be Thai Restaurant at 92 Merthyr Rd, New Farm, for a 90-minute walk along the less-travelled streets of New Farm and Teneriffe.
Bring your GoCard, since we’ll take the 199 bus, so as to begin our walk at the Hastings Street steps.
We’ll pause beside two of the more recent woolstores on Macquarie St which date from when trams travelled to New Farm Wharf, then walk to where the old homestead called Kingsholme once stood.
We’ll pass by the Macedonian Church and the 1860s stone house now called Miss Midgley’s, then make the crossing from James Street to Brunswick Street, with a variety of landmarks on the way.
We will return on the 199 bus then enjoy a cuppa together at Merthyr Village.
Your tour guide will be Gerard Benjamin, author of the popular books Reflections on New Farm and Homes with History, and history columnist for Village Voice.
For further information, contact the tour leader, Gerard Benjamin on 0409 582 830.