Thursday, May 12, 2016

Call for Photos and Memorabilia

To commemorate the Centenary of World War One, Ku-ring-gai Council will be holding Lights of our Lives,a public exhibition designed to enable the community to commemorate the First World War and the ANZAC legend, and in particular the Ku-ring-gai residents who enlisted and sacrificed their lives for Australia.

This exhibition will be based around images of the faces of local World War One veterans projected on to a large screen within a dark marquee. The images will be accompanied by words detailing their names, DOB, suburb of origin, and brief description of their war service.

We need the help of the community to collate photos of our local soldiers, doctors and nurses. If you have any photographs or artefacts that you would be happy to contribute to the exhibition please contact Rachael Thomson on 9424 0868 or at by Monday 6th June.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Trove Tuesday - Hot March

Our ABC reported recently that "Sydney's hot spell is the longest ever, with temperatures soaring above 26 degrees Celsius for 36 days in a row."

It's interesting to note that on March 15, 1943 and March 15, 1915 newspapers from all around Australia were reporting on hot temperatures around NSW. 

1943 'HOT WEATHER', Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill, NSW : 1908; 1941 - 1954), 15 March, p. 2. , viewed 15 Mar 2016,
1915 'HOT IN SYDNEY.', The Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1923), 15 March, p. 2. (4 P.M. EDITION), viewed 15 Mar 2016,
1915 'HOT WEATHER IN SYDNEY.', The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), 15 March, p. 7. (SECOND EDITION), viewed 15 Mar 2016,
1915 'HOT IN SYDNEY', Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950), 15 March, p. 4. , viewed 15 Mar 2016,

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas 1953 - Where are they now?

1954 'Christmas Parties.', The Sun-Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1953 - 1954), 19 December, p. 58, viewed 30 November, 2015,

Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday Closure

The Society Rooms will be closed over the Christmas/New Year period to give our wonderful volunteers a break. The last day we will be open is Friday 18th December and we will re-open on Monday 11th January.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in our research rooms in 2015.

Thursday, December 10, 2015