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Forby Sutherland Ceilidh, 2 May 2020


This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic

Forby Sutherland was born in 1736. A Scottish farmer and then a sailor, he joined Endeavour on 30 May, 1768. He died from tuberculosis the day after Cook arrived in Botany Bay. Forby was buried ashore “at the watering place” on 1 May, 1770. The putative location of his remains was identified by the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) in 1932, based on the oral histories of Aboriginal elders and early settlers. A memorial to Forby Sutherland was raised by the RAHS in the following year.

2020 is the 250th anniversary of both Cook’s landing and Forby’s death.

Clan Sutherland Society of Australia, in conjunction with the Scottish Australian Heritage Council and Celtic Council of Australia, will remember Forby Sutherland through a range of events including a Ceilidh.

Date: Saturday 2 May 2020
Time: 6.30 pm until carriages
Location: Club on East, 7 East St, Sutherland, NSW
Cost: $80
Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/582662

Program includes:
• Piping in of the Haggis
• Robbie Burns’ Address to the Haggis by Graeme Sutherland
• Two course meal including haggis!
• Cash bar in the room
• St George and Sutherland Pipe Band
• The award-winning Karen McPhillips Highland Dancers
• Stringfiddle Bob McInnes live on Scottish Fiddle with Garry Steel on piano
• Scottish and Traditional Dancing with dance caller Anthony Symons
• Old Lang Syne

Dress: Ladies (after five with a touch of tartan), Gentlemen (kilt or suit).


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