Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc
incorporating the
Ku-ring-gai Family History Centre


Ku-ring-gai Library Meeting Rooms, The Old Gordon Public School (adjacent to the Gordon Library, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon; Corner Pacific Highway and Park Avenue).
General Meetings
MonthsDate and time
Jan-Nov3rd Saturday 2:00 pm
Family History Meetings
MonthsMembers’ ResearchGeneral Meeting
Feb-Nov 1st Saturday 11:00 am 1st Saturday 2:00 pm
KHS Speakers’ Program for 2019 (January - June)
Date Speaker Subject
19 JAN Ian THOMPSON Iconic Australian Inventions

Entomologist and U3A stalwart, Ian Thompson, will look at some classic inventions of the 19th and 20th centuries and the people and science behind them.
16 FEB Robert MILLS Sydney Postcards: History through the mail

Robert Mills draws on his extensive collection of Edwardian postcards – some of them taken by Frank Hurley - to show us the streetscapes, buildings and people of Sydney and its suburbs more than a century ago.
16 MAR Richard WHITAKER The History of the Motor Car in Sydney

Weatherman Dick Whitaker will use a series of photographs (c.1900-1970) to chart the rapid transformation of the city following the introduction of the motor car.
20 APR Em. Prof. John RAMSLAND OAM The Life and Legacy of Lt. Joseph Maxwell, VC, 1st AIF

John Ramsland returns with the story of Hexham boilermaker Joe Maxwell: soldier, war hero, master story-teller, author of a classic wartime memoir and a man who spent the rest of his life haunted by his experiences.
18 MAY Andrew TINK AM Honeysuckle Creek: The Story of Tom Reid, a Little Dish, and Neil Armstrong

Andrew Tink’s most recent book reveals the pivotal role this NASA tracking station played in Project Apollo, receiving and relaying the first historic TV images of Armstrong setting foot on the Moon.
15 JUN Stephen ROBINSON False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II

Stephen Robinson‘s extensively researched book tells the story of the largely forgotten naval war conducted by just four submarines which terrorised shipping throughout the South Seas – including ships in Australian waters.