Kogarah Historical Society meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from February to November at the Kogarah School of Arts (see Home page). The Guest Speaker talks first, at 2pm, and this is followed by afternoon tea. We then hold a short meeting at which you are invited to stay if you wish.

Date Speaker Subject
11 February Gillian Lewis

The Endeavour
what happened to her

11 March AGM plus Dr Peter Orlovich, archivist & researcher Unique Treasures in Kogarah Archives
8 April Dr Garry Darby
Art Historian
Monet’s Garden
13 May James Dunk
Bedlam At Botany Bay
10 June Jo Harris OAM
Ku-rin-gai HS
Wireless comes to Australia
8 July David Short
Volunteer RFDS
The Royal Flying Doctor Service
12 August John Lanser, Australasian Pioneers Club The 1857 Dunbar Disaster
9 September Mark Dunn
The Convict Valley
14 October Colleen Subir
Social Worker
Drugs, Court and Gaols – A Woman’s View
11 November Kez Hasanic
HMAS Australia, RAN flagship of WW1

Kogarah Historical Society also conducts tours and outings for members. Bookings and enquiries should be directed to Anne Williams (0425 215 589)

15 April Trip with Dharug Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society. Bus from Carss Park, 9am, $20
July (date tbc) Tour St Mary’s Cathedral & State Theatre.
October (date tbc) Trip to National Trust’s Retford Park, Bowral. (by bus)