North Shore Historical Society

Date : 
09 November 2017 
Venue: Stanton Library - Conference Room (level 2)
Community Event
Cost: $4 visitors

Event Details

Next MeetingThursday, 12 October 2017, 7pm  

(light refreshments at 6.30pm)


Frank Hurley the Artful Photographer

Toni Hurley is a granddaughter of photographer Captain Frank Hurley and will share some family memories of her grandfather and look at some highlights of his photographic career, with a particular focus on his Antarctic adventures and his WW1 photography. Toni’s history teaching career has led to her special interest in Hurley’s use of composite photos to capture the reality of trench warfare during WW1 and the resulting conflict with historian, Charles Bean regarding what constitutes "historical truth".

Guest Speaker: Toni Hurley

Toni Hurley is one of six children of Hurley’s son, also Frank. She has taught History in NSW high schools for many years and is now teaching in the Teacher Education program at USyd. Toni is co-author of the Antiquity series of senior Ancient History texts and is currently President of the NSW History Teachers’ Association.


Come along to our meetings held on the second Thursday of each month (not Dec/Jan)

Visitors welcome ($4 includes refreshments), enquiries to the President, 9929 6637.


Other Activities

Further details of activities:

Latest Society Bulletin (1MB)


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.


Join Us

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!


09 Nov 2017 at 07:00 PM


Stanton Library - Conference Room (level 2)
234 Miller
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060


For more information please contact NSHS Information.

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