Back to Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Reunion



LONG lost friendships and fond memories will be renewed at a ‘Back to Tea Gardens Hawks Nest’ Reunion this upcoming June long weekend.

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The event has been three years in the planning and began when ex-residents Anne-Marie Barry and Robbie Hughes reconnected on Facebook.

“We decided that it might be nice to catch up with a few more friends so we started a Facebook page of our own and called it “Back to Tea Gardens Hawks Nest,” Anne-Marie said.

“We reminisced for a while about old school friends, three digit phone numbers, the punt and the bridge opening.”

The idea for a reunion was born.

Their Facebook site now has more than 400 members.

“I posted out 200 invitations and emailed and Facebook invited another 400,” Anne-Marie told News Of The Area.

‘’The criteria was that you must have lived in Tea Gardens Hawks Nest area between 1950 and 1985 and be born before 1974.”

“We’ve got people coming from Queensland, Victoria and all over NSW.”

“While we tried to contact as many as we could, there will be some who missed out and we do apologise.”

“This is not a school reunion,” Anne-Marie stressed.

“The weekend will start from 10am on Saturday June 10 with a meet and greet at the Hawks Nest Community Hall, a cuppa and a catch up with old friends and acquaintances.

“A gold coin donation would be appreciated to help cover our costs.”

Saturday continues with nibbles and a two course Spit Roast dinner followed by entertainment.

Bookings and prepayment is essential for this event as numbers are strictly limited.

You’ll need to be quick, bookings close May 31.

Sunday morning the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Club is offering a barbecue breakfast for purchase from 8.30am at the Club.

The Lions Club has organised a BBQ lunch in their marquee in the park.

There will also be a selection of local, historic books available to purchase at the hall on Saturday and the Surf Club on Sunday morning.

For more information, contact Anne-Marie on 4997 8125, mobile: 0408 604 871 or email



One thought on “Back to Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Reunion

  1. my grandmother was a matron at the hospital 90+ years ago. matron avery…i was wondering if the building is still there as I’d like to come and see it and tear ardent were my dad grew up

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