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  • New Book
    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 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 our premises which include research and map rooms and Museum. Volunteers are on hand to assist.

    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 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 talks to her Anzac historical novel Eventual Poppy Day
  • 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.