Friday, August 28, 2015

Free events in the city

We have been notified by The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts. (SMSA) of a series of free public events they are hosting in the city dduring September. Full details can be found here on their website.  
Of particular interest to WW1 researchers will be Ross McMullin speaking on Pompey Eliott on Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 12:30pm.

Ross McMullin Pompey Elliott
‘Australian who don’t read this book are short-changing themselves.’
— Peter Ryan, The Australian
‘May be the best Australian military biography yet to appear.’
— Stephen Loosley, Sunday Telegraph

Guest Speaker

Dr Ross McMullin is a historian and biographer. He wrote the ALP centenary history The Light on the Hill, and another political history So Monstrous a Travesty: Chris Watson and the World’s First National Labour Government. His biography Will Dyson: Australia’s Radical Genius was shortlisted for the National Biography Award. His most recent book Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and the National Cultural Award.
Ross will be speaking about his award-winning biography of Pompey Elliott, the famous World War I commander. This book received awards for biography and literature, and was instrumental in Pompey’s prominence in the acclaimed ABC TV series The War That Changed Us.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Trove Tuesday - Killara Subdivision Plans

Due to copyright restrictions we are unable to reproduce and publish copies of the six subdivision plans that the State Library of NSW has digitised on its site and that can be found via a Trove search.

However if you point your browser to this link you will be able to view these very clear images:

You can find similar plans for other localities by doing a search on Trove .

Monday, August 17, 2015

Annual Election of Office Bearers

At the Annusl General Meeting held on Saturday last, 15th August, the following people were elected as Office Bearers of the Society for the next 12 months.

President                              Graham Lewis 
Vice-Presidents                    Jo Harris
                                              Jenny Joyce
Secretary                              Elizabeth Dokulil 
Treasurer                             Annet Latham 
Immediate Past President  Jennifer Harvey 

Committee : Morrison Hammond, Lorraine Henshaw, Margaret Holland ,Jennifer Thredgold, John Wilson

Congratulations all and best wishes for your term of office.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers will be held in The Old Gordon School  Meeting Room 1 on Saturday 15 August at 2pm. Members must be financial to be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting. If you are renewing on the day, please bring your invoice and arrive at least 15 minutes early.

The AGM and General Meeting will  followed by Guest Speaker David Wilkins, KHS Rallying the Troops researcher and writer, who will speak on "THE CENTENARY OF THE GALLIPOLI AUGUST OFFENSIVE’:  the last major Allied attempt to break the stalemate on Gallipoli Peninsula.

* No Bookings Required   * Afternoon Tea Available  * Visitors Welcome