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, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article141325915
1915 'HOT IN SYDNEY.', The Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1923), 15 March, p. 2. (4 P.M. EDITION), viewed 15 Mar 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203535128
1915 'HOT WEATHER IN SYDNEY.', The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), 15 March, p. 7. (SECOND EDITION), viewed 15 Mar 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article175962595
1915 'HOT IN SYDNEY', Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950), 15 March, p. 4. , viewed 15 Mar 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92601976

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, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12639537

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

Monday, November 30, 2015

Book Launch

As most members are aware, the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society is launching Volume II Rallying the Troops. This will take place at the Memorial Hall, St John's Anglican Church, Gordon next Sunday, 6 December from 2pm.

It will be launched by the Hon. Paul Fletcher and others attending will include Major General Gordon Maitland (who wrote the forward to the book) and his wife; Mr Jonathan O'Dea and the current and immediate past Mayors of Ku-ring-gai.

This is a significant event for the Society as a major contribution to the World War I Commemorations focussing on the involvement of Ku-ring-gai veterans.  All members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The official program will be followed by refreshments and the chance to socialise so, for catering purposes, if you have not already registered would you please advise Kathy Rieth of your attendance on frithie@netdata.com.au.