Michael Connor, Education Officer at Wollongong Botanic Gardens, disguised himself as Courtney [Courtenay] Puckey to tell the meeting about the life of one of Wollongong's early settlers. Courtney Puckey engaged in making salt and concrete from his estate (now Puckey's Estate). His house "Seafield" went to rack and ruin after Courtney's death in 1944, and in 1958 was knocked down. The land was still kept and it later became an annexe of the Botanical Gardens.
Bradley, Margaret, "Report on February meeting : Courtney Puckey - Life, family and work in Wollongong", Illawarra Historical Society Bulletin, March 2013, 7.