Annual General Meeting
Following the AGM, the DVD Bob Gordon - Lavender Bay Boat Builder will be shown.
Bob Gordon was the last of the pre-World War II wooden boat-builders working in Sydney. For 60 years Bob speculatively built yachts and fishing boats in Lavender Bay and Berrys Bay.Each vessel was a labour of love from blueprint to blue water. Between 1970 and 1987, he built fishing boats and yachts in the area next to the Neptune Engineering Slipway (now demolished). In 2005 he launched his last boat- the 28-foot Ivy.
Enquiries: President 9929 6637, Secretary 9957 2332
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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!