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    Randwick & District Historical Society's
    latest publication:
    A Walk Around High Cross

    On sale now for: $10 + $5 postage.

    Captain Cook Statue, Randwick

    Captain Cook Statue
    at the junction of Belmore Road
    and Avoca Street Randwick


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    Randwick and District Historical Society Inc. has an unique collection of historical material related to the City of Randwick built up over 50 years by dedicated groups of volunteers. The Society's collections include coverage of the suburbs of Randwick, Clovelly, Coogee, Kensington, Kingsford, Maroubra, Malabar, Matraville, and La Perouse.

    Items from the Society's Museum are on display in our rooms and conducted tours can be arranged.

    During opening hourse, vistors are welcome to visit our premises which include research room, Map room and Museum. Volunteers are on hand to assist visitors.

    The Society is Open:
    Tuesdays: 1.30pm to 4.00pm
    Thursdays: 10.30am to 4.00pm
    Saturdays: 10.30am to 4.00pm

    Level 2, Bowen Library Building, 669 Anzac Parade, Maroubra NSW 2035 (Lift access only to Level 2)

    Research Fees:
    Research can be undertaken at $A20 per hour plus cost of certificates, photocopies and return airmail postage. Please send your research request and initial payment of $A20.00 plus SAE. Please include return mail address.

    Saturday History Talks:
    On the third Saturday afternoon of each month in February and from April to November at 2pm, a guest speakergives a talk on an interesting historical subject. Everyone is welcome. A gold coin donation for afternoon tea.

    The talks are usually held in the Vonnie Young Auditorium on Level One of the Bowen Library Building, 669 Anzac Pde Maroubra NSW 2035. (Signs on the day will direct you to the correct level if auditorium venue is changed). Lift access is available.

  • On Saturday 18th at 2pm our our regular Saturday History Talk (in conjunction with Randwick City Library) will be held in the Vonnie Young Auditorium (Level 1, 669 Anzac Parade Maroubra). Bookings essential at Phone: (02) 9314 4888. Gold coin donation for afternoon tea afterwards.

  • Jacqui Newling's talk will be: Phillip's Table - a place of administration, mediation and celebration. She will discuss the role of food in early colonial society.

    ****** Bookings at 9314 4888 *********

    Constitution of the Society - Download a copy here.