Come along to our meetings held on the second Thursday of each month (not Dec/Jan)
Light refreshments are served at 6.30pm, followed by a fascinating historical talk...
Topic and Speaker
10 August 2017
Topic: Sydney Cemetery Adventures
Speaker: Dr Lisa Murray
According to Lisa, cemeteries are wonderful, quiet places for the living. Whether you’re interested in family history, exploring lesser known parts of Sydney or finding a beautiful spot for a picnic, Lisa will explain that her comprehensive expert guide has something for everyone to enjoy.
She will reveal the whereabouts of over 100 cemeteries in the greater Sydney area, including fascinating background essays to help you decode the symbols and types of grave markers you’ll find.
Graveyards aren’t everybody’s cup-of-tea but with a basic understanding of them, one can find a large amount of interesting information for family history research, as well as discover curious details about graves while pondering the lives of the names etched in stone.
About the Speaker
Dr Lisa Murray is a public historian with 20 years experience in the field of public history. She is passionate about making history accessible to the public and is currently the City Historian at the City of Sydney Council.
Visitors welcome for $4 (includes refreshments).
Enquiries: President, 9450 1552
Further details of activities:
Latest NSHS Bulletin (751KB)
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 supports History Prizes for local school students and promotes its Biennial NSHS History Prize (valued up to $6,000).
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 the NSHS
Membership is open to all residents of the Lower North Shore of Sydney, as well as 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 $12 per person, per annum.
Visitors are welcome to attend our monthly meeting, the cost is $4 (includes refreshments).
If you would like to join, please download:
Application for Membership form (349KB)
complete and post it with your cheque to the NSHS postal address, or bring it along to one of the monthly meetings.