10 hours ago

Susanne Gervay

What's the The Residences Centennial Park? Two historic homes and gardens in beautiful Centennial Parklands. You can stay overnight, have your wedding or birthday, celebrations and be part of this iconic national park in Sydney where Australia became a nation.

So when I saw The Residences falling apart, it broke my heart. Thieves took everything, even the 1880s oak door, boring holes in the beautiful old sandstone blocks. So it was a huge financial and personal decision to restore these two historic residences in Centennial Parklands. My family worked tirelessly to bring them back to the park and Sydney. It's hosted community events like Writers In The Park where 100s of kids & readers came to hear Australian writers; the Easter petting zoo in the front garden; hosting Bondi Beach Public School families for a rendition of Libby Hathorn's picture book.

Well, we've done it! Four years and now finalist in the NSW Tourism Awards. Thankyou to my kids!

Ita Buttrose - Australian of the Year 2013, Wentworth Courier, Amy Jozing Woollahra Village AltMedia Eastside Radio 89.7FM Australia Day The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Waverley Library, Queen Street, WoollahraWe are thrilled to be 1 of 3 unique accommodation finalists for the 2018 NSW Tourism Awards. With unlimited access to Centennial Park, the question is have you and the kids stayed yet? NSW Tourism Awards Centennial Parklands
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Whats the The Residences Centennial Park? Two historic homes and gardens in beautiful Centennial Parklands. You can stay overnight, have your wedding or birthday, celebrations and be part of this iconic national park in Sydney where Australia became a nation.

So when I saw The Residences falling apart, it  broke my heart. Thieves took everything, even the 1880s oak door, boring holes in the beautiful old sandstone blocks. So it was a huge financial and personal decision to restore these two historic residences in Centennial Parklands. My family worked tirelessly to bring them back to the park and Sydney.  Its hosted community events like Writers In The Park where 100s of kids & readers came to hear Australian writers; the Easter petting zoo in the front garden; hosting Bondi Beach Public School families for a rendition of Libby Hathorns picture book.

Well, weve done it! Four years and now finalist in the NSW Tourism Awards. Thankyou to my kids!

Ita Buttrose - Australian of the Year 2013, Wentworth Courier, Amy Jozing  Woollahra Village  AltMedia  Eastside Radio 89.7FM  Australia Day The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Waverley Library, Queen Street, Woollahra

 

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Fantastic!! πŸ’–

You’re being nominated for all the amazing awards at the moment!! Congrats Susanne. The Residences are beautiful.

Is there nothing you can't do Susanne? What an amazing achievement and outstanding recognition.

Wonderful news! Lots of strings to your bow at the moment πŸ™‚

Wow!

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13 hours ago

Susanne Gervay

What? Cheryl Orsini and me, hard at work preparing for the Scone Literary Festival- need chocolate for inspiration! Nov 9-11th with us, Tom Keneally & brilliant authors. Love you to come along! ... See MoreSee Less

What? Cheryl Orsini and me, hard at work  preparing for the  Scone Literary Festival- need chocolate for inspiration! Nov 9-11th with us, Tom Keneally & brilliant authors. Love you to come along!

23 hours ago

Susanne Gervay

What are you looking at? Not my amazing old beams in my ceiling. It’s my FOOT! Expect me on crutches on my Tassie author tour next week! Grrr...

Christina McKercher Booth Anne Morgan Aleesah Darlison NSW School Library Matters
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What are you looking at? Not my amazing old beams in my ceiling. It’s my FOOT! Expect me on crutches on my Tassie author tour next week! Grrr... 

Christina McKercher Booth  Anne Morgan  Aleesah Darlison  NSW School Library Matters

 

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Oh dear will u be OK for Nov, 3. Poor girl what's happened

OH NO and just yesterday we were 'dancing' at the cafe! Hope you're OK lovely! xxxxx

Healing kisses for your foot!

Oh no, Susanne! What did you do?

Hope you are back to strength soon! Hugs xoxo

Oh dear! Take care and I hope it improves quickly.

Wishing you a swift recovery xx

Oh no! What on earth have you been up to? Rest up lovely lady.

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Oh no! Fingers are crossed for a quick recovery x

So sorry Susie . . . and at such a difficult moment. Hope you manage ok in Tassie. xxx

Oh no. I hope you’re going to be ok.

Oh no!

Oh, Susie! What did you do? Hope you recover quickly!

Looks painful! Keep it up on that pillow! x

Oh no 😱!!! You poor darling take care

Ouch ... sorry you are hurt!!!

Oh dear! 😞 I hope it mends quickly 😊

Oh dear. Did it get worse? Take care. X

How awful. Much sympathy.xx

OH NO! Take care!!!

I feel you. I'm there too. β™Ώ

Rest up lovely. X

Oh no. We will look after you tenderly and dearly xxx

Oh no, Susanne. You sure you'll be able to drive around Tassie afterwards?

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1 day ago

Susanne Gervay

THANKYOU to The State Library of New South Wales for supporting Fans of SCBWI in our mega kid’s books conference coming feb2018!!! Hard at work with @marjoriecrosbyfairall SCBWI Australia and New Zealand Megan Perry ... See MoreSee Less

THANKYOU to The State Library of New South Wales for supporting Fans of SCBWI in our mega kid’s books conference coming feb2018!!!  Hard at work with @marjoriecrosbyfairall SCBWI Australia and New Zealand Megan Perry

 

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Coming feb2018!!! ??

4 days ago

Susanne Gervay

Brought tears to my eyes with joy!!!!!!

The Happiness Heroes
This photographer helped kids see their handicaps as strengths with a Justice League photo shoot.
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5 days ago

Susanne Gervay

THANKYOU to the beautiful community and the Swedish Astrid Lindgren committee for the honour of the nomination. I write because kids need hope. Special love to Deborah Abela Author Hazel Edwards Sharon Rundle Books in Homes Australia Room to Read Australia Monkey Baa SCBWI Australia and New Zealand KIWI-SCBWI Kane Miller Books Lisa Berryman HarperCollins Transatlantic Literary Agency ... See MoreSee Less

THANKYOU to the beautiful community and the Swedish Astrid Lindgren committee for the honour of the nomination. I write because kids need hope. Special love to Deborah Abela Author Hazel Edwards Sharon Rundle Books in Homes Australia Room to Read Australia Monkey Baa  SCBWI Australia and New Zealand KIWI-SCBWI  Kane Miller Books  Lisa Berryman HarperCollins  Transatlantic Literary Agency

 

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Wee hee!!! How exciting!!! It is all completely our pleasure.... you so deserve this xo

Brilliant Susanne and so well deserved. Love me and Zac

How fantastic and so well deserved!! Xxx

SWW gave their support too. Congratulations again, so well deserved.

That’s just wonderful news Susanne Gervay and what a wonderful recognition to all the amazing work you do. Never did I imagine I’d rub shoulders with someone so prestigious

Wow. What an honour and so well deserved, Susanne Gervay You are such a wonderful advocate for children, for reading, and for other authors. So good to see your advocacy being acknowledged (on the world stage too!).

You are one amazing woman! So proud to know you! And in such good company too. Australian children's book creators rock!!!!

so proud of you. fantastic acknowledgement of your body of work and your tireless work promoting books and reading to children.

Yes, proud to be part of the support team behind you too, Susanne! πŸ’–πŸ˜πŸ’–

From a long time fan β€˜I am not in the slighted, surprised’ ❀️ #alwaysmyhero

Yay! Congratulations and well deserved!

Congratulations Susanne, so pleased for you!! Xoxo

So pleased for you! You do such amazing work.

So happy for you, Susanne.

Brilliant news. Here's hoping for hope!

Wow - such wonderful news!!! Huge congratulations!

Susanne Gervay, congratulations on your Nomination, great reward for all your super work...talk soon

Incredible news and so well-deserved!

So proud of and happy for you Susanne. Best of luck.

Congratulations, Susanne, you are a STAR!!!! πŸ™‚

So thrilled for you Suzanne! Congratulations! Richly deserved xxx

Massive congratulations. You are such an amazing an inspirational lady xx

Fantastic Susanne Gervay. You work so hard for children's rights, a well deserved nomination.

HUGE congratulations, Suzanne. What a great thing to happen.

Congratulations! Nom is incredibly well deserved!

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