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

Publications

A number of publications, such as Rallying the Troops: A World War I Commemoration (Volumes I and II) and Almost Like Home: Living in Bradfield Park, can be ordered online. Please complete the online order form and your book will be dispatched when payment is confirmed.  Other publications can be ordered by downloading an order form and posting or emailing it as directed on the form.

Payment can be made by cheque or by direct transfer to our bank account: BSB 032-083 Account No 248971 Account Name: Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc. If paying by direct credit, please ensure you enter your name in the Reference / Description field. You can also pay by cash or cheque if collecting your publications from our rooms.

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Price: $35 (+ P&P $15 per book within Australia)Order Now

or see below for the option to purchase Volumes I and II together at a discounted price.  Or you can also purchase Volume II at a discount price if you have previously purchased Volume I - see below for details.

Publications orderable online
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Rallying the TroopsRallying the Troops: A World War I Commemoration, Volume I, by the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society.

Volume I, with a foreword by Dr Brendan Nelson, contains the war stories of those with names beginning A to F, approximately one quarter of all those who volunteered.  It also includes chapters on Ku-ring-gai as it was at the outbreak of war, on recruiting, enlistment, the rifle clubs, pre-war training and the early battles in which our veterans were involved, information on our local memorials and a guide to the memorials and cemeteries overseas where our dead are commemorated. 

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or see below for the option to purchase Volumes I and II together at a discounted price.

Rallying the TroopsRallying the Troops: A World War I Commemoration, Volume II, by the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society.

Volume II contains a foreword by Major General Gordon Maitland AO, OBE RFD ED (Ret’d), a distinguished military historian and doyen of the veteran community. This volume contains biographical entries for Ku-ring-gai veterans with names beginning G to K. Other chapters include the extensive training undergone both in Australia and overseas, the Engineer Officers Training School at Roseville that attracted students from all over Australia, and our veterans’ participation in the major campaigns and battles in the Middle East, and on the Western Front at Fromelles, Pozières, Mouquet Farm and Bullecourt.

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Price: $35 (+ P&P $15 per book within Australia)Order Now

or see below for the option to purchase Volumes I and II together at a discounted price.  Or you can also purchase Volume II at a discount price if you have previously purchased Volume I - see below for details.

Rallying the Troops Vol I and IIRallying the Troops: A World War I Commemoration, Volumes I and II
Special price for both volumes purchased together

Price: $70 (+ P&P $20 per pair of books within Australia)Order Now
Rallying the Troops Vol II SpecialRallying the Troops: A World War I Commemoration, Volume II
Special price for Volume II for verified previous purchasers of Volume I

Price: $30 (+ P&P $15 per book within Australia)Order Now
Rallying the TroopsRallying the Troops: A World War I Commemoration, Volume III, by the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society.

Volume III (653 pages) has a foreword by Major General The Honourable Justice Paul Brereton AM RFD, Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW and distinguished Army Reservist. In addition to biographical entries for names beginning L to R, this volume contains chapters on the 1917 battles of Messines and Third Ypres (which includes Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde and the disastrous Passchendaele), and on Edgeworth David and the tunnelling companies. Supportive chapters include casualty clearance from the battlefield, medical issues, doctors and nurses, chaplains, the Red Cross and other volunteer organisations both overseas and in Australia.

 

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Almost Like HomeAlmost Like Home: Living in Bradfield Park, by Michael Hogan.

The story of Bradfield Park, now part of West Lindfield, but once the site of a scout jamboree, a housing settlement, post-war refugee hostel, migrant hostel, and then the CSIRO - More Information

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Ku-ring-gai Historical Society First 50 YearsKu-ring-gai Historical Society: The First 50 Years: 1963-2013, by Helen Whitsed Davies.

A comprehensive review of KHS's first 50 years, its achievements, challenges and people. Well-written, well-presented and interesting.

Price: $20 (+ P&P $15 per book within Australia)Order Now

Focus on Ku-ring-gaiFocus on Ku-ring-gai

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society. Of interest to the serious historian, as well as those Ku-ring-gai residents of all ages who would like to know a little more about the district.

Price: $24 (+ P&P $15 per book within Australia)Order Now

Women of Ku-ring-gaiWomen of Ku-ring-gai.

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society. Tells the story of many women of achievement in this area, redressing the balance of recorded history being largely written by and about men.

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To order the publications below, please download, complete and post, or email as an attachment, our book order form. Details, including P&P costs, are on the form.

Publications orderable via post or email
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A Church on the HighwayA Church on the Highway, by Joan Mansfield.

Pymble Presbyterian Church 1895-1977 and Pymble Uniting Church 1977-1985.

Price: $6

Federation Forefathers of Ku-ring-gai 1901-1903Federation Forefathers of Ku-ring-gai 1901-1903, by Jo Harris.

For serious researchers of the area which later became Ku-ring-gai.

Price: $28

Historian 1997 to currentThe Historian: Issues 1997 to current (Volumes 28 and later)

The Historian is the journal of the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society and combines local history, built heritage and family history.

The Historian has over recent years included extensive reviews of the early development of parts of Ku-ring-gai together with narratives of life and the people who lived at those locations. More Information

Price: $20 each issue

Historian 1973 to 1996The Historian: Issues 1970s to 1996 (Volumes 27 and earlier)

The Historian is the journal of the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society and combines local history, built heritage and family history.

The Historian has over recent years included extensive reviews of the early development of parts of Ku-ring-gai together with narratives of life and the people who lived at those locations. More Information

Price: $5 each issue

Ku-ring-gai During War: 1939-1945Ku-ring-gai During War: 1939-1945, by Margaret Wyatt.

An oral history of the Ku-ring-gai Home Front during the years 1939-1945. Draws on the memories of many residents about this period, and is a fitting tribute to all people from this region who stayed at home during these years to service and assist with the war effort.

Price: $15

Ku-ring-gai: Living with TreesKu-ring-gai: Living with Trees, by Phillip Mathews.

An older book, published in 1978. There are a few copies still available.

Price: $5

LindfieldLindfield

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society: Local History Series

Price: $4

The People of Rural St Ives 1903-1933The People of Rural St Ives 1903-1933, by Max Farley.

Based upon information published in the Sands Directories for the period.

Price: $15

Streets of Ku-ring-gaiStreets of Ku-ring-gai

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society: Local History Series.

Price: $4

West Killara/West LindfieldWest Killara/West Lindfield

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society: Local History Series.

Price: $4