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Randwick & District Historical Society Inc.

Founded in 1957 by Nell Pillars

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Randwick and District Historical Society Inc. has unique collections of historical material about the City of Randwick built up over 60 years by dedicated volunteers. Visitors and researchers are welcome and items from the Society's Museum are on display. Volunteers are on hand to assist and conducted tours can be arranged.

Opening Hours
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Tuesdays: 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Thursdays: 10.30am to 4.00pm  
Saturdays: 10.30am to 4.00pm  
Level 2, Bowen Library Building,
669 Anzac Pde, Maroubra NSW 2035  
(Lift access only to Level 2)
(02) 9349 3572
Postal Address:       PO Box 430 Randwick NSW 2031

New Coast Hospital Trained Nurses who served in World War I

Research Fees:
Research can be undertaken at $A20 per hour plus cost of certificates, photocopies and return airmail postage. Please send your research request and initial payment of $A20.00 plus SAE. Please include return mail address. Fees also apply for copying. Full details appear on the About Us page.

Saturday History Talks:
On the third Saturday afternoon of each month in February and from April to November at 2pm, a guest speaker gives a talk on an interesting historical subject. Everyone is welcome. A gold coin donation for afternoon tea. Phone: (02) 9314 4888 for bookings.

The talks are usually held in the Vonnie Young Auditorium on Level One of the Bowen Library Building, 669 Anzac Pde Maroubra NSW 2035. (Signs on the day will direct you to the correct level if the venue is changed). Lift access is available. The program for 2016 is:

16 April (Heritage Festival) Dr Tanya Evans - Fractured families: The history of the Benevolent Society of NSW
21 May Dr Garry Darby author of Baths & Boatsheds: The Waterfront Community at Sans Souci, 1895-1965
18 June Ann Whitehead - The Emperorís Shadow: Betsy and the Balcombe family of St Helena and NSW
16 July Dr Michael Bennett - Aboriginal trackers
20 August (Family History Month) Michael Daley, MP - Family history stories
10 September   (History Week 3-11 September) The theme for 2016 is Neighbours - Leonard Janiszewski: Greek Cafes & Milk Bars of Australia
15 October Ron Ringer - St Judeís Church
19 November Christine Yeats - The history of the Randwick Red Cross and VADs 1914-39

Macquarie Watchtower, La Perouse; Coogee the Glorius Poster; and Captain Cook Statue, Randwick
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