August Topic: The Bulletin Newspaper
The Bulletin was established by J.F. Archibald and John Haynes in 1880 - and our rhymed verse tradition was well and truly confirmed and established as part of our ‘national’ heritage.
The Bulletin introduced Paterson and Lawson to the Australian public, along with Victor Daley, Mary Gilmore, C.J. Dennis, Will Ogilvie, Harry Morant, W.T. Goodge, ‘John O’Brien’, Charles Souter, ‘Jim Grahame’ and the rest.
The real ‘forgotten’ poets of our Australian verse heritage are Bulletin poets like South Australian Charles Souter, and some of Lawson’s mates and contemporaries like E.J. Brady, Victor Daley and ‘Jim Grahame’ who are mostly no longer anthologised. Their poetry has virtually disappeared without trace over recent decades with the odd exception.
Guest Speaker: Jim Haynes
Teacher, author, entertainer and 2GB guest presenter.
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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!