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Randwick & District Historical Society Inc.


Founded in 1957 by Nell Pillars
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Next Saturday History Talk:
Saturday 16th August 2014 at 2pm
Level 1 Vonnie Young Auditorium
History Week 2014 Talk:
Exploring our WW1 Soldiers' History
John Paul Wood
National Archives of Australia
Bookings Essential: 93144888
Co-hosted by:
Randwick & District Historical Society &
Randwick City Library

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    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 has an unique collection of historical material related to the City of Randwick built up over 50 years by dedicated groups of volunteers. It covers the suburbs of Randwick, Clovelly, Coogee, Kensington, Kingsford, Maroubra, Malabar, Matraville, and La Perouse.

    The Society's rooms have modern research facilities available for people researching Randwick's people and places. Volunteers are available to assist visitors with their enquiries.

    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, 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 13th September at 2pm, join John Paul Wood from the National Archives of Australia whose talk Exploring our WW1 Soliders' History will explore case studes of the Mapping our Anzacs Project using WW1 soldier service dossiers held in the archive.
  • Bookings essential at Phone: (2) 9314 4888.
  • Gold coin donation for afternoon tea afterwards.


    Photograph: Soldier recuperating on "East Street", 4AGH (now POW Hospital Randwick) 1914-1918. Courtesy Radnwick City Library.

    New Constitution for Society - Download a copy of the Society's new Constitution here.
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