Thursday, October 27, 2016

Award for KHS World War I Writers Group

 An Australian award winner

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society has received the prestigious Mander Jones 2015 Award (Category 2A ) for Volume II of Rallying the Troops: a World War I Commemoration. 

The Category 2A award is made annually by the Australian Society of Archivists for the best publication that uses, features or interprets Australian archives, written by or on behalf of a corporate body. The award is made in the honour and memory of the life and work of librarian and archivist, Phyllis Mander Jones (and who was a Wahroonga resident educated at Abbotsleigh and University of Sydney).
David Wilkins accepts the award on behalf of the KHS World War I Writers Group

The citation for the award says:

“World War I Writers Group, Ku-Ring-Gai Historical Society, Rallying the Troops: A World War I Commemoration, Volume II:

A remarkable work bringing together so much information from a multitude of sources into a coherent local, yet universal, work of sound research. It utilises a range of resources from both government and private archival collections, from Australia and overseas, to create a great local and general history of WW1. The writing, layout, photography and captions were all high quality. We look forward to Vol 3 in 2017!”

Sunday, August 21, 2016

An Invitation form Liverpool


YOU ARE INVITED

                                      
                                      
TO THE WARD AND OLIVE HAVARD 50TH MEMORIAL LECTURE

on  27th August 2016
12 noon  for  12.30 pm START


GUEST SPEAKER

PETER FITZSIMONS
 JOURNALIST, AUTHOR, CHAIR AUSTRALIAN REPUBLICAN MOVEMENT

TITLE OF LECTURE:   Lawrence Hargrave, The Father of Aviation
                             
                             
LIVERPOOL LIBRARY,  GEORGE STREET, LIVERPOOL- PINK AND PURPLE ROOMS
LEVEL 1 – LIFT AVAILABLE

                                                                                       
   RSVP by  Monday 22/8/16 to make a reservation               
                                                                         
                  The Secretary                                                          President  
                  P.O. Box. 90                                                            Glen op den Brouw
                  Liverpool. NSW  BC. 1871                                      0403 107 496




      

Saturday, August 20, 2016

New Committee for Ku-ring-gai Historical Society

Congratulations to the following members who were elected to office for the coming twelve months at today's Annual General Meeting. 
New President - Jenny Joyce


President: Jenny Joyce

Vice Presidents: Jo Harris & Morrison Hammond

Treasurer: Annet Latham

Secretary: Helen Whitsed Davies

Immediate Past President: Graham Lewis

Committee Members: Neil Falconer, Susan Alder, Margaret Holland, Yvette Reeve  and Lorraine Henshaw


Monday, August 1, 2016

Media Release from Eryldene

A LATE WINTER GARDEN AT ERYLDENE
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 13 & 14 AUGUST 2016
10.00AM – 4.00PM


  • Visit the garden and admire the continuing display of colour as magnificent azaleas and late flowering camellias come into bloom.  
  • Make time to take a guided tour of the house and hear about  the Waterhouse family and the making of Eryldene. 
  • Join us for a demonstration of Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging.  Experts, Aya Shibata and Jenny Goodwin will  explain and demonstrate this ancient art form as practiced in  the traditional Ikenobo school and modern Sogetsu school. 
  • Enjoy floral arrangements in the house and garden study of both schools.


Demonstrations  on  Saturday 2pm and Sunday 11am.

ENTRY
Free for Eryldene, NT and HHA members;
$8 non-members; $6 concession; $4 child (6-15);
$18 family (2 adults, 2 children)

AFTERNOON TEA
Available Sunday from  2.00pm. $24 adult; $10 child (6-12)
Please note this does not include entry fee.
Bookings recommended.


For bookings or enquiries please contact

Jo Clarke
02 9498 2271 or eryldene@eryldene.org.au

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Visiting Mother: Australian Soldiers in London during World War I

The guest speaker at our General Meeting at 2:00pm  on July 16 will be Elise Edwards, curator at The State Library of NSW. Elise's topic is Visiting Mother: Australian Soldiers in London during World War I. 

Elise received a staff fellowship in 2009 to research the Library’s World War I collections. Elise is currently curating an exhibition on the World War I collection of diaries and correspondence; ‘Life Interrupted: personal diaries from World War I’.

Diaries from the First World War reveal the horror, loneliness and the adventure of war. They also express the delight of visiting London on leave. This paper will explore London through the eyes of its Australian visitors. A city mobilised, yet offering respite, entertainments and a sense of home, albeit with London fog.

*Please note that the talk on Monash scheduled for 16 July, has been rescheduled for 2017.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Call for Photos and Memorabilia

To commemorate the Centenary of World War One, Ku-ring-gai Council will be holding Lights of our Lives,a public exhibition designed to enable the community to commemorate the First World War and the ANZAC legend, and in particular the Ku-ring-gai residents who enlisted and sacrificed their lives for Australia.

This exhibition will be based around images of the faces of local World War One veterans projected on to a large screen within a dark marquee. The images will be accompanied by words detailing their names, DOB, suburb of origin, and brief description of their war service.

We need the help of the community to collate photos of our local soldiers, doctors and nurses. If you have any photographs or artefacts that you would be happy to contribute to the exhibition please contact Rachael Thomson on 9424 0868 or at rthomson@kmc.nsw.gov.au by Monday 6th June.