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
13 July 2017
Topic: Australia 1901-2001: A Narrative History
Speaker: Andrew Tink AM
This is the story of Australia in the 20th century - from Federation through to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. It is said, one test of a good historical book is to open it at any page and see if you're absorbed by the sheer pace and drama of the story. Andrew Tink's narrative history of Australia in the 20th century passes that test with flying colours. He has a great story to tell so come along and learn from it.
About the Speaker
Until March 2006, Andrew Tink was NSW shadow attorney general and shadow leader of the House. Since then, he has focussed on writing, and his latest book, Australia 1901-2001, is a narrative history of this great country.
Visitors welcome for $4 (includes refreshments).
Enquiries: President, 9450 1552
Further details of activities:
Latest NSHS Bulletin (946KB)
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 (231KB)
complete and post it with your cheque to the NSHS postal address, or bring it along to one of the monthly meetings.