Mary Lake & Port Sydney 1870- 1940
About the Book
THE NEWCOMERS Since the production of “These Memories I Leave To You” in 2003, the descendants of other early settlers have made available fascinating materials about their own families. This information has formed a new patchwork quilt about our community. The materials were too compelling not to develop another book about Port Sydney and Mary Lake. Chief among these resources is a diary describing the trip from England to Port Sydney in 1869 and a captivating diary about life in the village in the 1890’s. The redoubtable Bill Clarke has generously provided his encyclopedic knowledge which brings these materials to life.
About the Author
Ryan Kidd is a retired teacher and administrator. He and his wife Eleanor have lived in Port Sydney for seventeen years. During that time he has been active in The Hill and Gully Snowmobile Club, the Port Sydney/Utterson and Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mary Lake Association. He was elected Citizen of the Year in 2007. In 2000 he developed a self-directed Historical Walking Tour of Port Sydney and in 2003 co-authored “These Memories I leave to You” with Dave Scott. That book describes the settlers around Mary Lake.