The Kogarah Historical Society has produced many publications which may be of interest to those curious about our local history.

Some have been winners of the prestigious Ron Rathbone Local History Prize and are reproduced here .

There is also a fine collections of books and a video (see below) all of which can be purchased at any general meeting of the Society, or by mail order from the appropriate sub-menu.

 

General Books

Carlton Roll of Honour
 

CARLTON ROLL OF HONOUR
Researched and compiled by members of Kogarah Historical Society.
Edited by Beverley Earnshaw
Price $10 Postage $7.50
(Now on Sale for $5 + postage)


Carss Park
 

CARSS PARK
by Beverley Earnshaw
Price $15 Postage $7.50
(Now on Sale for $5 + postage)


Houses & Heritage
 

HOUSES AND HERITAGE
Residences of the Kogarah Municipality from Sans Souci to Oatley
and from Kogarah Township to the Georges River

by Beverley Earnshaw assisted by Janette Hollebone
Price $10 Postage $7.50
(Now on Sale for $5 + postage)


Rivers
 

THE LAND BETWEEN TWO RIVERS
The St George District in Federation Times

by Beverley Earnshaw
Price $20 Postage $7.50


Australian Sculptor
 

AN AUSTRALIAN SCULPTOR
William Priestly MacIntosh

by Beverley Earnshaw assisted by Janette Hollebone
Price $10 Postage $7.50
(Now on Sale for $5 + postage)


Carruthers
 

ONE FLAG, ONE HOPE, ONE DESTINY
Sir Joseph Carruthers and Australian Federation

by Beverley Earnshaw
Price $10 Postage $7.50

(Now on Sale for $5 + postage)


Shipbuilders
 
THE SHIPBUILDERS AND SHIPS OF GEORGES RIVER AND BOTANY BAY 1810-1900
by Beverley Earnshaw
Price $5 Postage $2.00

Shipbuilders
 
KOGARAH HISTORICAL SOCIETY 50th ANNIVERSARY
by Beverley Earnshaw
Price $5 Postage $7.50

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS
History Alive! Series
written by Beverley Earnshaw
Published by Kogarah Historical Society by courtesy of the Gwen Coxhead bequest
A5 format 24pp
All books $7.50 plus $2.00 postage.
(Now on Sale for $5 each, or $25 for a set of six books + postage)

Greek Pirates
 

Australia’s Greek Pirates
A convict story of the first Greeks to come to Australia.


Paddy Tuffy
 

Paddy Tuffy and the Hairy Goat
Paddy Tuffy drove the first Sans Souci Steam Tram.
He meets the working men of the 19th century, and encounters the antics of a big feral goat.


Whale Hunters
 

Kidnapped by the Whale Hunters
The true story of an 8 year old boy kidnapped from the Sydney docks in 1811 to work on a whaler.


Convict Slave Girls
 

The Convict Slave Girls
The true story of Constance aged 10 and Elizabeth aged 12, the only two female children ever transported to NSW as convicts. Slaves in Mauritius, they were convicted of attempted murder, but the tragic incident would not have happened if only they had been able to read.


Gold Diggers
 

The Young Gold Diggers
In 1853 two boys aged 9 and 11 walked with their father from Sydney to the Bathurst gold diggings, a distance of about 200 km. There they joined the merry community of gold prospectors on the Ophir and Turon gold fields.


Animal Adventurers
Animal Adventurers
   Cocky Bennett sailed around the world seven times and lived to the age of 119. His final years were spent at the Sea Breeze Hotel at Tom Ugly’s Point where his delightful antics raised money for St George Hospital.
   Jemmy the Castaway Dog belonged to artist, Augustus Earle. In 1824 the two were left stranded on far away Tristan du Cunha, the most remote island in the world and were not rescued for eight months.
   Trim sailed with his master, Matthew Flinders, aboard the Investigator. Together they sailed round the world, circumnavigated Australia, were shipwrecked on the Great Barrier Reef and imprisoned on the island of Mauritius.

 

OTHER ITEMS

Unworn Wedding Dress
The Unworn Wedding Dress
In 2018 film director Bebi Zekirovski visited Carss Cottage Museum. He was fascinated by the story behind the wedding dress displayed in a glass case in the Museum. It had been bought by Gwen Coxhead, who grew up in Carss Cottage, in anticipation of her marriage to John Buckham. But John, her fiancé, went off to fight in WW2 and did not return. The wedding dress was never worn and Gwen died still not Knowing what had happened to John.
Bebi Zekirovski was determined to make a documentary film to tell the story of ‘The Unworn Wedding Dress’. With the assistance of a grant from Georges River Council, the short (15 mins) film was made. It is a valuable and touching record of local history and is now available on DVD.
Gwen Coxhead never married; she became a successful career woman and was a founding member of Kogarah Historical Society.