Save Hunters HIll Municipality Coalition
In 2003 the Municipality of Hunters Hill was under threat of amalgamation. One of the largest groups of residents met at the Hunters Hill Town Hall and the Save Hunters Hill Municipality Coalition was formed with a unanimous mandate to protect and preserve the Hunters Hill municipality.
Click here to visit the "Save Hunters HIll Municipality Coalition" website.
The Battle for Kelly's Bush
Thirteen local women battled for 13 years to prevent Kelly's Bush from development. They became known as the Battlers for Kelly's Bush.
With the help of the Union movement and the Builders Labourers Federation in particular, Kelly's Bush became the site of the world's first Green Ban in 1971, and was saved for posterity. It is now listed on the Environmental Heritage Schedule of Hunter's Hill Council and on the NSW State Heritage Register.
For more information, click on the links below. Original and current photos of Kelly's Bush can be found in the Photo Gallery.
Green Bans saved a piece of bush before they saved much of the Sydney's built environment, writes Neale Towart , Workers Online
Kelly's Bushrangers Big Win By Jennie Jones, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11/9/2007
A Perspective on Sydney's Green Ban Campaign, 1970-74, Burgmann, V. Power and Protest 1993
NSW Dept of Education and Training.
Foreshore 2000 Woolwich,
A community group actively campaigned to have the Army land at Woolwich retained in public hands and to be incorporated with Kelly's Bush and Clarkes' Point in a National Park for the people of Australia.
In 2000 the proposed sale of Commonwealth land at Woolwich, more recently occupied by the Army and known locally as "The Army land" had galvanised Sydney residents to preserve what is one of Sydney's most historic, aesthetic and significant foreshore areas.
Click here to visit the "Foreshore 2000 Woolwich" website.
In September 2006 the DiscoverHuntersHill website was the first to go live since launch of the auCD community website initiative.
Since the launch of the new community geographic domain names in August, Hunters Hill community website is the first of those who have applied for their new name to go live at their new home on the net. For more information click here
To visit other community websites who have also taken up this initiative, click here
"A Verandah Chat"
This video was captured on the verandah of Carl, and Alysoun (now deceased), Ryves' home in Hunters Hill NSW on 8 December 2006. The interviewer is Phil Jenkyn.
The interview highlights the importance of the Hunters Hill area; "Its worth fighting for" (Carl).
It also focuses on the passion and long term dedication of these 3 residents for Hunters Hill and the significant role they have played over many decades to lead and contribute to the sense of community and the conservation of this historic and beautiful area.
Dedicated to the memory of Alysoun.
This video is posted with the permission of Fairfax Digital, Carl Ryves and Phil Jenkyn.
Edited by Ross Williams DHH. 8/2/2012