Monochrome photo of the victory march in Roseville, 1919
Victory march in Roseville, 1919

Research Ku-ring-gai's Local History

To assist with your research, our specialist group of volunteers dealing with the Local History of Ku-ring-gai is available at our Gordon Research Centre to help you in person.

We recognise that not everyone can readily visit us, so if you are unable to attend our rooms in person, our experienced volunteers can undertake research on your behalf – our fees are listed below. Kindly note that our research is restricted to the Ku-ring-gai area.

We hold a large collection of materials related to Ku-ring-gai’s local history – a valuable resource for those researching their own connections to places and events within the Ku-ring-gai area.

One of these is our annual research journal, The Historian, which is an invaluable resource for those researching Ku-ring-gai’s local history, pioneers, built heritage, land grants and much more. The Historian index is searchable – so be sure to make it the first destination on your research journey!

We are always looking for opportunities to expand our research resources, so if you have any information on Ku-ring-gai’s local history you would like to share with us, we’d love to hear from you!

If you would like us to undertake research for you, please complete the Request for Local History Research below.

Please note – for research enquiries on Ku-ring-gai’s Built Heritage, we have a separate dedicated page here.

The time taken to complete the research will depend on the nature of the request; the availability of an appropriately experienced volunteer; and on how many requests are ahead of you – we will endeavour to keep you informed if extended delays are expected.

Any original work carried out remains the property of the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society and is made available to you for personal use and research. Copies will be added to our files and may be used to answer other queries. If you wish to publish any research we do for you, we usually require only an acknowledgement of our work – but a licence fee will usually be required for commercial publication.

Monochrome photo of the official opening of Roseville Bridge, 20th September 1924
Opening of Roseville Bridge, Sept 1924

Our fee for a standard Local History research enquiry is $100 for commercial requests; or $60 for personal requests. Complex enquiries may incur a higher fee, which we would discuss with you first. Once we receive payment, your request will be forwarded for action, subject to volunteer availability.

After submitting the form, to complete your request, please arrange an EFT payment to:

  • BSB: 032083
  • Account No: 248971
  • Please add your SURNAME and the letters LHR to your bank’s reference field

Alternatively please post a cheque payable to ‘Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc’ to:

The Treasurer,
Ku-ring-gai Historical Society,
PO Box 109

Once you submit the form, you should receive an automatic confirmation email – if you don’t, please check your spam folder.

You should receive a confirmation at this address after you submit this form
In case we need to contact you about your order
This is where we will send your information, if required

Disclaimer: Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc. is not responsible for, and makes no representation or warranty in respect of any information, documents and materials it prepares, including the accuracy, adequacy, suitability or completeness of such information, documents and materials.

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