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History 2024


Update Blue Mountains Walk . Tuesday 19th , Wednesday 20th , Thursday 21st March  

from Morten Storaker/James Daniel

Attendees to date, 


Tuesday 19th March 

9am, meet at Morts place. 5 Richmond Ave Medlow bath 0417218761

1: SES headquarters visit, incident  control centre, vehicles and equipment at Katoomba

2: followed by  Ngula Bulgarabang walk Katoomba 4km easy, last 300m steep  and rocky, great view over the megalong valley

3: Megalong tea rooms for lunch

4: Mermaid cave  waterfall, easy walk, some steps

5: Anvil rock Blackheath plus the wind eroded cave

Finish around 5pm 

Dinner  at the Gardiners  Inn pub, Blackheath ,

then do the Katoomba falls night walk, a really nice path lit up at night. Easy 2km . Starting at 7.30 pm


Suggested Accomodation 

Gardiners  Inn pub, Blackheath


Wednesday, 20th,

Meet at Medlow 9am

drive towards Lithgow, stop at the lolly bug shop at the bottom of Mt Victoria, visit the WW2 gun emplacements, view the viaduct at Bowenfels,  then on to the blast furnace, lunch at the Tin Shed in Lithgow,  then on to Hassans walls lookout , then maybe a drive out to the Mt  Banks walk, or possibly  on to Mt Tomah (fabulous botanical gardens) ? 

Dinner at Morts house

Suggested Accommodation 

Gardiners  Inn pub, Blackheath


Thursday 21st

9am at Morts place

Drive out to Evans crown via Rydal, nice walk not too hard, quite a few steps, great views, then on to Tarana pub, lunch at the pub  


Talk by Dr Alan Bensoussan on Research in Complementary Medicine


Alan is a big deal in complementary medicine.


NICM Health Research Institute Event 

We are so pleased to announce one of our classmates Dr Alan Bensoussan is going to give a talk to NSBHS1973 classmates, partners and friends on research in complimentary medicine.  Alan has been one of the pioneers in Australia of complimentary medicine and this talk will be fascinating.  Many thanks to James Daniel for encouraging Alan to share his great knowledge and experience with us 


Date  Monday March 4th 2023 


Time 9.15am  till ~ 12.00noon


Venue  National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) 


Address  Westmead Medical Precinct. Building looks like Hogwarts right above Westmead train station. 




9.15am              Arrive, coffee/tea and some intros (ground floor in Gary Lam Auditorium)

9.45am              Start talks with a brief background to NICM and what we do - Alan Bensoussan

10.10am            Dr Deep Bhuyan – ‘Why my research is earth-shatteringly important.’ Deep’s work focuses on the microbiome.

10.15am            Assoc Prof Gen Steiner – ‘Why I disagree with Deep and think mine is more important.’ Gen focuses on neurocognition, cognitive decline, dementia.

10.20am            Assoc Prof Mike Armour – ‘Forget all the others, listen to me.’ Mike focuses on women’s health (endometriosis) and cannabis studies

10.30-11.10am Tour of facilities (Prof Dennis Chang): laboratories, Western Sydney Integrative Health Clinic.

11.15am            Light refreshments


Final attendees + a couple more collegues of Alan Bensoussan