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   Museum Exhibition


The Hawkesbury has three 'shining stars' and each serves a terrific purpose: The Regional Library, the Regional Museum and the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery. 

We'll begin with the Libary: this year, and perhaps even before 2017, the library is hosting authors' talks, 'night at the movies' and helpful classes on technology and on researching with newspapers (perhaps 18th c.) and 21st century style databases.


   Authors' Talks


The week of 6July author Paul Boon Paul Boon will discuss his new book, The Hawkesbury River: a Social and Natural History (CSIRO Publishing). On July 11 6pm - 7.30pm  Kate Forsyth, an award winning Australian author and leading name in historical fiction, will talk about her latest novel, Beauty in Thorns.


And for all the movie buffs: before Hugh Jackman, before Mel Gibson and even before Errol Flynn, there was Frank Hagney, Australia's most prolific and arguably the hardest working actor in Hollywood. And in May, the Library's 'night at the movies' continued with a special presentation by Frag Hagney enthusiast Glen Op’ Den Brouw.



Tech Savvy? The people in these photos are all tech-savvy seniors  At one time they struggled with computers and (like you or someone you know?) freaked out at the very thought of the Internet.  Well, as the saying goes, knowledge is power.

(that's Vino on the left, in the gorgeous orange top).




These are just a few of the great activities at the Hawkesbury Regional Library. Stay tuned for a look at our Museum and later in the month, the Gallery.




Recently, Colo High Students submitted a script to the 2017 Sydney Water competition 'Brand Without A Bottle' and to their delight, the Colo script was  'short listed'. with five other Sydney area schools. The Colo team is now up against teams from Bonnyrigg High School, Chifley College Shalvey Campus, Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Muirfield High School and Strathfield Girls High School.


  • First prize of $5000 and 2 runner up prizes of $2500 will be awarded to the three finalist schools for water projects or needed resources in the school. 
  • The competition challenged Year 7 and 8 English students to recognise their creative skills by writing a compelling short script that shifts public perceptions and encourages people to choose tap water over bottled water. 50 scripts from Sydney schools were submitted.


Sydney Water brought on board a professional company to film the scripts submitted from each of the six short-listed schools and all six films will be hosted online for members of the public to help choose the winner. The Colo students ask for your vote through 12 June. Click on the Sydney Water website, if you have time watch ALL the videos, click on like (thumb up) and then share with your social media network:



Great opportunity for a local school! Talent abounds! Give these kids your vote of confidence!