Successful Clean Up Day 2018

Successful Clean Up Day 2018

A huge THANK YOU to the 18 energetic residents who spent last Sunday morning collecting roadside litter and rubbish around our area as part of Clean Up Australia Day 2018. This was a joint activity of the Napoleon Reef, Walang & Glanmire Residents Association and the Glanmire-Walang RFS which provided its tankers to act as traffic calmers and also provided very welcome cold water on what was a very warm morning.

Once again Bathurst Regional Council supported our clean-up by providing additional gloves, bags and high-vis vests for the volunteers as well as collecting the accumulated rubbish.

This was a wonderful community activity that concluded with a well-earned sausage sizzle.  It was particularly wonderful to have four young residents join in and very gratifying that the amount of debris collected was about half of last year’s collection.

AGM and Morning Tea

Sunday 26 November

10am at the Fire Shed

Come along and join us in developing our local community.


  • Morning tea and time to chat
  • Report on what we have achieved and plans for 2018
  • Opportunity to contribute ideas for community activities
  • Election of 2018 Committee
  • Proposal to change fee structure
  • Signage Plan
Back to Nature Day Report

Back to Nature Day Report

The success of the recent Back to Nature (non-digital) Day at Napoleon Reef was evident in the expressions of wonder and joy on the faces of the children throughout the day. Organised by the Napoleon Reef, Walang & Glanmire Residents Association in conjunction with the Glanmire Walang Rural Fire Service and the Napoleon Reef Land care Group, the day provided children as young as 2 with opportunities to explore some of the plants and animals in their local environment. Hands-on activities included experiments and problem solving, examination of beetles, bugs and rocks under magnification, games and art and craft activities as well as fascinating displays to examine. The 16 children were accompanied by parents, grandparents and carers who actively engaged with the children, learning alongside them.

The only screen of the day was used to view a short, locally-made film capturing the beauty and life cycle of the tiny Purple Copper Butterfly, also known as the Bathurst Copper Butterfly. The endangered butterfly, stylised as Bathurst Regional Council’s logo, requires a very specific habitat which is found in several small pockets of the local area.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious morning tea and lunch and agreed that the day was outstanding. Special thanks go to Christine Bailey who created all of the activities and displays and also to the residents who provided the food.  This was a wonderful community event that is sure to be built on in the future.

The logo and it’s symbolism

The logo and it’s symbolism

The logo the Napoleon Reef, Walang & Glanmire Residents Association was designed by local resident Christine Bailey.  It was one of a number of designs that were submitted for consideration shortly after the Association was established in 2015.  This design was selected by the committee as being most representative of our area and the Association’s mission statement.

Red/Green Bird/Leaf represents the importance of the natural environment of our area: the flora and fauna together with the inter-dependence and support infrastructures of rock, soil, water, landform and air quality

Yellow disc represents the sun and the long established culture of the Wiradjuri, the  original owners of this country

Two curved tail feathers represent over 200 years of European settlement, which principally involved farming and mining.

Back to Nature (non-digital) Children’s Day

Escape the noise, fumes, traffic and chaos – bring your children to this different, all natural, fun-inspiring day!


Sunday, 8th October, 2017, commencing 10.00 am to about 2.30 pm/3.00 pm.


Glanmire Walang Fire Shed


Local children and visiting children from near and far, pre-school to primary school age. (Older children may like to assist younger siblings). Parents/carers are essential ingredients too.

What’s Doing?

A day of making, creating, experimenting, investigating, observing, thinking, playing, learning and having fun. Includes fruit breaks and lunch.

What To Bring?

Each child will need to bring a pen or pencil, and a box or bag to put their creations in; also, sun protection gear and sturdy shoes as some activities will be outside. Wear old clothes or bring an old shirt for art and craft activities.

All other equipment and resources for activities will be supplied.


$5 per child covers all equipment and consumables including all refreshments. A gold coin donation from adults and assisting siblings for lunch and refreshments will be appreciated.

Sponsored and organised jointly by: Napoleon Reef, Walang & Glanmire Residents Association, Glanmire Walang RFS, Napoleon Reef Land Care.

RSVP to or 6337 5318 or Christine Bailey 41 The Ridgeway Napoleon Reef by:

Monday, 2nd October, so that we can cater adequately for all. Tell us how many participating children and siblings and adults will be attending.

Limit of 25 participating children, so don’t delay – get in early for this rare opportunity for your children to experience hands-on, non-digital, nature-inspired activities.

HABITAT – an exhibition featuring the work of local artist Katrina Daly

A delightful exhibition opened on Friday night, 8 September, at the t.arts GALLERY in Bathurst featuring the work of four artists, including local artist Katrina Daly. Katrina’s works in oils and watercolours record her “very fortunate life at Napoleon Reef, everyday items, the fruit, flowers and herbs we grow and the animals and birds we share our garden with.” She also designed a tea towel which wonderfully captures the animals that share our nights. A great gift idea!

Also on exhibition are delightful prints by Judy Thatcher, the pastel landscapes of Greg Cross and the quirky ceramics of Emily Laszuk.

The exhibition continues until Friday 22 September.

Don’t miss it!

Katrina Daly - "Garden Herbs"