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).
|Months||Date and time|
|Jan-Nov||3rd Saturday 2:00 pm|
|Months||Members’ Research||General Meeting|
|Feb-Nov||1st Saturday 11:00 am||1st Saturday 2:00 pm|
|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.