Did you know that Warrimoo was previously called Karabar? That it once had a swimming pool, before the public pools opened in Springwood and Glenbrook? And that author Dorothy Wall lived in Warrimoo when she wrote her seminal book, Blinky Bill Grows Up?
Learn more about the fascinating history of the town during Warrimoo Week, commemorating the centenary of the township from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 4.
Warrimoo Week will kick off with a display of historical information about the people and places that have shaped the town and created its character. The display will open on Saturday, October 27 at the Warrimoo Public School Hall and will remain open over the weekends of October 27-28 and November 3-4. In addition, the Warrimoo tennis courts will be available free-of-charge throughout both weekends.
There will be several free guided walks, each giving insight into Warrimoo’s history and geography. Information and tickets for all walks can be found through Eventbrite. Places are limited.
Warrimoo Public School will mark the centenary with a special school assembly on Thursday, November 1 at 11.30am with a Welcome to Country led by local Darug man Chris Tobin. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
There will also be a glittering ‘Invitation Dinner’ at Warrimoo's Monte Italia Pizzeria to taste-test what may be the essential “Warrimoo Pizza”.
One of the highlights of Warrimoo Week will be the Big Bash Bush Dance, an all-ages event taking place at Warrimoo Public School hall on Saturday, November 3. Enjoy a line dancing demonstration, before reliving the fun of an old-fashioned ‘called’ bush dance. More information and tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/warrimoo-week-big-bash-bush-dance-tickets-50382115263.
The Warrimoo General Store is currently selling 100th birthday stickers and pens. Commemorative reusable calico bags and cow-shaped ‘Moo’ stress balls will also be available for sale shortly and will serve as a souvenir of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
For the latest event information, head to www.warrimoo.org/ and www.facebook.com/warrimoo/.