North Shore Historical Society

Date : 
13 February 2020 
Venue: Stanton Library - Conference Room (level 2)
Council Event
Cost: $4 visitors

Event Details

Topic: Honeysuckle Creek

The Story of Tom Reid, a Little Dish and Neil Armstrong's First Step

Honeysuckle Creek reveals the pivotal role that the tracking station at Honeysuckle Creek, near Canberra, played in the first moon landing. Andrew Tink gives a gripping account of the role of its director Tom Reid and his colleagues in transmitting some of the most-watched images in human history as Neil Armstrong took his first step.

Guest Speaker: Andrew Tink

After nineteen years in the NSW Parliament, eleven of them on the front bench, Andrew Tink stepped back from politics to concentrate on writing. His first book, William Charles Wentworth, won ‘The Nib’ Award for Literature in 2010. His other books are: Lord Sydney (2011), Air Disaster Canberra (2013); Australia 1901 – 2001 (2014); and Honeysuckle Creek (2018). Andrew is a past President of the Library Council of NSW. He is an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University.

Enquiries:  Secretary, 0414 416 802 - Visitors welcome


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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!


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


For more information please contact NSHS Information.

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