Next Meeting: Thursday, 8 February 2018, 7pm
Topic: The Story of MV Krait
Operation Jaywick is considered to be the most daring and successful seaborne raid in military history. Come along and hear about the story of a Japanese fishing boat that transported a group of commandos from Exmouth in WA to an island 50 miles from Singapore and back.
7 Japanese ships were sunk - 37,000 tons. This raid was kept secret for many years and had terrible consequences for innocent people. KRAIT is now being restored at the ANMM and brought back to the configuration used during the raid on Singapore.
Learn about the training required, the equipment used, the challenges they had to overcome and how they managed to get over 1,000 miles behind enemy territory and back; undetected.
Guest Speaker: Merv Rosen
Merv is an active volunteer and guide at the National Maritime Museum and his interest, in addition to the Krait, include the HMB Endeavour, the Lighthouse, HMAS Vampire, HMAS Onslow and HMAS Advance.
Enquiries: President - 9929 6637, Secretary - 9957 2332
Further details of activities:
Latest Society Bulletin (955KB)
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.
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!