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 (May - November)
Date Speaker Subject
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.
20 JUL Em. Prof. Don NAPPER The Pope’s Architect in Australia

Scientist Don Napper returns with a talk on William Wilkinson Wardell, the architect of many Roman Catholic churches in the Pugin-inspired neo-Gothic style, including Sydney’s St. Mary’s Cathedral.
17 AUG John LANSER The Dunbar: Sydney’s Shipwreck Tragedy

Researcher and historian John Lanser describes the terrible tragedy that unfolded as a south-easterly gale rose while Sydney slept on the night of 20 August 1857.
21 SEP Carol BAXTER The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller

Held over from last year, well-known author Carol Baxter’s talk deals with the remarkable life of a 1920s Melbourne housewife who sought fame, fortune and adventure only to find herself involved in a sensational murder trial in Miami.
19 OCT Warren DENT Growing Up in Gordon

Take a trip down memory lane as our Seattle newsletter editor, Warren Dent, presents an illustrated talk of what it was like to live in Gordon as a youngster sixty years ago.
16 NOV Warren FAHEY Songs and Yarns from the City and Bush

Musician, author and cultural historian of fifty years’ standing, Warren Fahey AM, brings history to life using songs and stories, and promises to press more than a few nostalgia buttons. Don’t miss this entertaining presentation.