Randwick and District Historical Society Inc. has an unique collection of historical material relating to the City of
Randwick built up over 60 years by dedicated volunteers. Its collections cover 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 hours, vistors are welcome to visit our premises which include research and map rooms 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
18th June 2015 - closed from 1pm for volunteer training (one day only)
Saturdays: 10.30am to 4.00pm
Level 2, Bowen Library Building, 669 Anzac Parade, Maroubra NSW 2035 (Lift access only to Level 2)
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 speaker gives a talk on
an interesting historical subject. Everyone is welcome. A gold coin donation for afternoon tea. Phone: (02) 9314 4888 for bookings.
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.
Speakers Programme for 2015
21st February: Paul Irish Aboriginal People and settlements of South Eastern Sydney in Nineteenth Century
18th April: Craig Wilcox The Battle of Waterloo: Australian military history before Gallipoli
16th May: Mark Scott Marorubra Bra Story
20th June: Gail Davis (State Records NSW) Researching NSW colonial volunteer forces and militia using the NSW State archives
18th July: Libby Hathorn Eventual Poppy
15th August: (Family History Month) Local Family History celebrity speaker Matt Thistlethwaite MP
12th September: (History Week) Cate Storey (USYD) USYD alumni who served in World War I
17th October: Michael Adams Lawrence Hargrave
21st November: Annette Butterfield Sophie Steffanoni
Constitution of the Society - Download a copy here.