Order of Perpetual Indulgence - Sydney House
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Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival 2019
The Sisters of the Order Of Perpetual Indulgence Sydney invite you
to join them in the following activities during the Mardi Gras Festival

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Fair Day
Victoria Park Camperdown

Keep a lookout for the Sister's as you enjoy this much loved community event hosted by Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, at the beautiful Victoria Park, Camperdown.

The Sisters will arrive at the conclusion of their annual History Walk and perambulate the park throughout the remainder of the day distributing much sort after blessings and indulgences.

See you there!

When: Sunday 17th February 2019
10:00am to 8:00pm
Where: Victoria Park, Camperdown
Access: Off Broadway and City Road

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Living History Walk
The Gay Hub that Is Newtown!

2019 will mark the 30th annual Living History Walk hosted by the Sisters of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence. Again the Sisters are proud to be joined by renowned Activist, Historian and Author Robert French who will provide commentary and insight into the gay history of the Newtown area.

These are called Living History Walks, because Robert & the Sisters will be inviting and encouraging people to share their stories of what they did, where they went, who they met [but always in the best of taste, of course!].
Mind you, the Sisters can sometimes show a little lack of taste themselves… !

These Walks are an absolutely vital way to keep out own queer history alive, as queer history is often swept under the mats, and conveniently forgotten.

Our perambulation this year will conclude at Victoria Park, Camperdown where you will be able to enjoy all the fun of the fair, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day that is!

The Sisters encourage participants to wear sensible shoes, block-out and a hat. The walk will proceed in all weathers, short of Armageddon.


When:Sunday 17th February 2019
Assembly Time:9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Meeting Point:The plaza outside The HUB
King Steet,NEWTOWN

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Zoo Walk - Taronga Zoo

Join the Sisters as they visit the world renowned Taronga Park Zoo at Mosman for their Annual Zoo Walk, now in its 26th year!

Start your day by joining the Sisters by 9:10am at Wharf 2, Circular Quay, to catch the ferry across to the zoo, and then take the cable-car or bus up to the top gate, OR You can meet us inside the top (Main) entrance at the Zoo a bit before 10:00 a.m. Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, Sydney

At the Top Gate we will be greeted by Zoo Guides and Zoo Keepers and subject to the availability of suitable animals there is likely to be some Australian fauna that can be gently petted (under supervision, of course), or observed in the arms of their keepers.

The Sisters’ Walk around the zoo is accompanied by the knowledgeable Zoo Guides, and we will focus on visiting the Australian contingent … and along the way the Sisters will be able to share with the party, some of the recipes and cooking techniques that were used in the 19th Century … in fact, some of the recipes that are still in vogue today.

The Sisters may well also take the opportunity to read selected poems to the animals for their edification.
The escorted walk will conclude at the celebrated Bird Show at 12 noon or an alternative special event such as Dingo feeding time.

Thereafter, participants are invited to join the Sisters for luncheon, and thereafter is always recommended by the Sisters that you continue your own perambulation of the zoo as there is so much to explore.

Wear sensible shoes, bring water, sunscreen and of course a sense of humour!

*** Please note Sydney Ferries' timetables may vary!

When:Thursday 28th February 2019
Meeting Point:Circular Quay Wharf 2 by 09:10 a.m. to catch
the 09:20 a.m. ferry to Taronga Zoo.
You can meet us inside the top (Main) entrance
at the Zoo a bit before 10:00 a.m.
Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, Sydney

Cost:Ferry fare, Zoo entrance, and food
(About $60 all up).

More Information: Visit the zoo's website for ticket pricing and
on-line purchasing discounts
. Remember to scroll down their page a little! http://taronga.org.au/taronga-zoo/
The Zoo Walk will go ahead rain, hail or shine.

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We hope we will have the pleasure of your company at these very popular events. For more information contact Sister Info : SrInfo@universaljoy.com.au

And now some useful links to assist you in planning your stay during Mardi Gras 2019!

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This website is fondly dedicated to the memory of Sister Carmen Get It - (15/4/1959 - 5/5/2006)
and to all those Sisters of the Sydney House who have passed on.
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