Kurnell is a large peninsula that juts out into the Tasman Sea between Botany Bay on the north and Port Hacking on the south side. Located 36km south of Sydney's CBD, it's widely accepted that the origin of its name is an Anglicised version of Cunnel, a name the peninsula was given by the Gweagal Aboriginal group, part of the larger Dharawal group.
This sleepy little seaside town is a site of great historical importance as it was here that both Captain Cook and Governor Phillip first set foot on Australian soil, first raided the flag of British Territorial and imperial claim and had their first encounters with Aborigines and the Australian bush.
The Kurnell Village Fair is a time when everyone comes out of the woodwork for some FREE family fun times. Locals can walk, skate, scooter or bike to the Fair. If you're after public transport, catch the train to Cronulla Station, then jump on the 987 bus or Uber it to Kurnell. If you're driving, there's lots of all day street parking, and rest assured, it's an easy 10 min stroll from anywhere in Kurnell.
Sunday 28 April 2019 from 9am to 4pm, be at Marton Park, 131 Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell for a host of entertainment and fun times for the day. Symbio Wildlife Park Zoo2U will be there, which is always delightful for kids and adults alike. Get up close and personal to some of the coolest animals; pat and interact with huge snakes, lizards, possums, birds, bugs and more or take the opportunity to as about life at the zoo. Cute, cuddly, slithery or slimy, they have it all.
If you'd like to win a family pass toSymbio Wildlife Park, check the Shire Talk Magazine for details on how to enter. You can also read the magazine online HERE. The kids are well catered for with the Jurassic Park bouncy castle for them to climb, slide, and rock around, in this fantastic inflatable with safe net walls.
Bruce Watt, president of the Sutherland Shire Historical Society, member of the Kamay/Botany Bay Consultative Committee and author of The Shire - A Journey through Time will be launching his new book - Dharawal at Marton Hall at 10am. As traditional custodians of the land, Dharawal takes you on a journey from the Dreaming through to the first encounter in 1770, through to today. A Fair with a variety of activities and events, head on down because entertainment is back again!
That includes rides of the teacups or pony kind, or perhaps bungee trampolines or dodgems is more your style. Stay in touch via the Facebook page, website, or Event Page discussion section for updates. See below for lineup on the day. If you're a small business looking to showcase your wares, contact the team at email@example.com to book your spot and have a stall at the Festival at $60 for a 3mx3m pitch.
10am - Book launch at Marton Hall; author Bruce Watt, president of the Sutherland Shire Historical Society will be available to sign copies of his book.
10am - Kurnell Public School's choir.
10.30am - Martial arts demonstration of Master Kwon Tai's Master Kwon's Pro Tae Kwon do Academy.
11am - Glenn Campbell, a Kurnell local and a favourite amongst Sydney's pubs and clubs churning out foot-tapping tunes.
12-1pm - Jazmaree, a Sutherland Shire based trio performing covers in the style of pop/rock.
1pm - 3 O'Clock Sunset, your prime lunch time entertainment sorted with delicate storytelling, funky rhythms, a blues sensibility and lyrics that at times travel at the speed of a gymnastic linguistic rapper!