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 can be accessed in the North Sydney 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.
Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month (not Dec/Jan)
Meetings commence at 7pm with an interesting guest speaker (light refreshments are served from 6.30pm)
Topic and Speaker
6 April 2017
(Note: a week earlier because of Easter)
Topic: Great Sydney Storms of the Past
Speaker: Dick Whitaker, former Chief Meteorologist at NSW Bureau of Meteorology
Because of its geographical location, Sydney frequently experiences a clash of air-masses – cold polar air moving up from the south invades a reservoir of moist, tropical air. The collision between the two sometimes produces spectacular results in the form of severe thunderstorms and east coast lows. In this talk we will look at the impact of these on our weather in the shape of some of the Great Sydney Storms of the Past – with several of these directly impacting the North Shore.
Enquiries: Secretary 9929 6637; visitors welcome
Further details of future activities:
Latest NSHS Bulletin (1012KB)
How to Join the NSHS
Membership of the North Shore Historical Society 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 (231KB)
complete and post it with your cheque to the NSHS postal address, or bring it along to one of the monthly meetings.
Heritage Plaques Walks
- McMahons Point to Waverton (350KB)
- Cammeray to Lavender Bay (793KB)
- Neutral Bay to Kirribilli (468KB)
- Military Road to Cremorne Point (628KB)
For other interesting and historical walks, please visit our Walking webpage.