Annual General Meeting & The Art of Fun (DVD)
The next meeting is the Annual General Meeting, followed by the DVD The Art of Fun, about the art and artists associated with the iconic Luna Park.
Luna Park remains one of Sydney’s most enduring and beloved icons. Sitting on prime harbour-side land in a city renowned for tearing down its built heritage, it has survived fire, redevelopment plans and controversy since 1935.
Much of Luna Park’s unique appeal has derived from its fairground art – the murals inside Coney Island, the backdrops to games, the façades on the rides and of course, the huge entrance face that has come to symbolise the Park itself.
This video explores the art of Luna Park and its creators through archival footage, photographs and interviews with many of the artists including: Rupert Browne, Arthur Barton, Martin Sharp, Peter Kingston, Leigh Hobbs, and Ashley Taylor.
Latest Society Bulletin (785KB)
Enquiries: President 9929 6637, Secretary 9957 2332
About the North Shore Historical Society
The Society, founded in 1958, aims to promote both public knowledge of and research into local history, including the way in which the histories of the City of Sydney and the NSW State have impacted on the development of the North Shore.
The Society accomplishes its objectives through regular monthly meetings, visits to historical sites, and walks exploring regional history. It also financially supports History Prizes for local school students.
The Society assists Council in many matters including the provision of plaques at historical sites.
The Society's archives and research files are available in the Heritage Centre (Stanton Library), plus advice and support can be sourced from others with particular interests or expertise, or you can view pages from the Historical Society journals online.
How to become a Member
Membership is open to everyone with an interest in regional history. Membership offers you the opportunity to meet other people with similar interests, to attend meetings with informative guest speakers, to attend outings to places of historical interest, and to receive our monthly Newsletter with details of meetings, speakers and other relevant historical matters.
The membership fee is $15 per person, per annum. If you would like to join, please download:
Application for Membership form (349KB)
complete and post it with your cheque, or bring it along to one of the monthly meetings!