Tascott author Mr Peter Fisher has spoken at the Rotary Club of Umina Beach about his new book, Tales from the Rainforest.
The book details the history and heritage of different forests in the area, and includes walking trails, tourism spots, plant collection and water sources.
Mr Fisher presented his book to the members of the club along with some information and historical photographs, including copies of 100-year-old postcards and aboriginal carvings.
He also spoke about local reserves like Dillon’s Farm near Woy Woy tip, Somersby Falls, Waterfall Bay, Kendall’s Rock, Katandra Reserve, and the Forest of Tranquillity.
Members learned that Somersby Falls has a long history of live-in caretakers dating back to the 1800s, with Piles Creek named after the first caretakers, Henry and Annie Piles.
Tales from the Rainforest will be launched at Henry Kendall Cottage, West Gosford, on November 14.
Newsletter, 9 Sep 2020
Umina Beach Rotary Club