Lest We Forget. 10 Terminal’s Heritage.

Lest We Forget. 10 Terminal’s Heritage.

Ray ‘Simmo’ Simpson (featured in the photo montage above) trained at 10 Terminal as a member of Australia’s first contingent to go to Vietnam in 1962. ‘Simmo’ was awarded the Victoria Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal and the United States Silver Star and Bronze Star. ‘Simmo’ is in the front row far left of this photograph taken in front of 10 Terminal in 1962.

Read ‘Simmo’s’ citation in the Australian War Memorial where his war service medals are kept HERE…

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Vietnam Veterans’ day 18 August 2014. Lest We Forget.

Vietnam Veterans’ day 18 August 2014. Lest We Forget.

Simmo & his AATTV mates wouldn’t stand for this destruction

Middle Head in Sydney presents a succession of winding plateaus and spurs culminating in a jutting headland that points to the open sea between Sydney Heads.

The stratified sandstone slopes are steep, cracked, warped and uplifted over millions of years, and they’re covered in bushland.

There is also a profusion of military heritage buildings scattered around the place leaving no doubt that this has long been a military precinct.

The oldest fortification of gun batteries dates back to the …

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Julie Goodsir: A Meaningful Vision for the 10 Terminal Complex

Julie Goodsir: A Meaningful Vision for the 10 Terminal Complex

At the Harbour Trust Public Board Meeting on Tuesday 17 June 2014 HPG Vice President Julie Goodsir gave an outstanding speech (reproduced in full below) to the board and approximately 120 members of the community. The Harbour Trust revealed little but mentioned a new display and approval process involving the Department of the Environment, the Trust and the proponent separately but simultaneously. HPG is investigating and will keep you posted.

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ANZAC tribute to 10 Terminal – What a history!

ANZAC tribute to 10 Terminal – What a history!

This Anzac Day Headland Preservation Group pays tribute to all the people who served as members of the Australian Defence forces, and all those who served with units that called 10 Terminal Middle Head Headquarters – Communication Signals WW2, Intelligence HQ, ASOPA training for personnel for Australian territories, Cold War HQ, Vietnam training, and the Transport Regiment (RAASC/RACT) HQ.

10 Terminal buildings have significant heritage value and Julie Goodsir has prepared this short history of 10 Terminal.

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Aged Care Selection Process Explained by Geoff Bailey…

Aged Care Selection Process Explained by Geoff Bailey…

Aged Care Selection Process Explained by Geoff Bailey at public meeting April 10 but still unanswered questions.

As a result of a question from Linda Bergin about the Trust’s “Boutique Hotel Leasing Opportunity … and … Expressions of Interest” (2012) document, Geoff Bailey explained how the aged care proposal, which was also given a green light in 2012, came before the Trust.

There was disagreement between Ms. Bergin and Mr. Bailey about this document.

Mr. Bailey said that the document was what the Trust calls “Open Leasing” and …

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Phil Jenkyn OAM – why the proposal should not proceed

Phil Jenkyn OAM – why the proposal should not proceed

Phil Jenkyn OAM is a retired barrister and former alderman. Over the years he has been involved in many environmental and heritage battles. He was the first Chair of Defenders of Sydney Harbour Foreshores and the Joint Convener of Protectors of Public Lands. He was awarded an OAM (2005) for services to the protection and preservation of the environment, particularly heritage sites on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. In 2010 he received the National Trust’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to heritage conservation. He is a …

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Let The Winds Of History Blow. Stop Private Development Of Public Land On Middle Head.

Let The Winds Of History Blow. Stop Private Development Of Public Land On Middle Head.

In just a few hours the Sydney to Hobart yachts will set sail after months of preparation and in many cases years of experience. The Sydney to Hobart is quintessentially a celebration of Sydney Harbour. The fleet will make its time-honoured charge down Sydney Harbour pursued by the equally traditional spectator fleet.

At 86 years of age Syd Fischer, Mosman’s elder statesmen of property and sea, will be setting off on his 45th Sydney to Hobart race. On Boxing Day Syd Fischer is Sydney, as enduring …

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Support From ASOPA Class of 1966-67

Support From ASOPA Class of 1966-67

Keith Jackson studied at ASOPA (Australian School Of Pacific Administration) Class of 1966-67 on Middle Head, Mosman.  He is aware of the save Middle Head campaign and emailed us this message of encouragement, on 23 December 2013:

G’day Save Middle Head,

Please feel free to use any material we publish in the interests of your campaign to conserve the natural beauty and rich history of Middle Head. There are many of us old time ASOPA habitués observing what you are all doing –  in largely silent admiration …

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