Randwick & District Historical Society Inc.

Founded in 1957 by Nell Pillars

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Stained Glass Window
Stained Glass Leadlight Window from the old Coogee Aquarium, now in the Society's Collection

St Jude's Fountain
St Jude's Fountain on the corner of Alison Road and Church Street, Randwick. Sculpted by Walter McGill, this fountain was originally fed by an underground spring. It was opened on 9th November 1866 and provided the first public water supply to residents of Randwick.

Old Tramway Parklands, Coogee
Community Park constructed on portion of old Tramway between Dudley and Byron Streets, Coogee

Gordon's Bay
Gordon's Bay

Links to Other Sites

Peak History Organisations
  • Australian Heritage Council
  • History Council of NSW
  • Royal Australian Historical Society
  • Federation of Australian Historical Societies

    Randwick Sites

  • Randwick City Council
  • Prince Henry Hospital Nursing and Medical Museum
  • Centennial Parklands
  • University of NSW
  • Botany Bay National Park


  • State Records NSW
  • National Archives of Australia
  • Public Records Office of Victoria
  • Noel Butlin Archives, ANU Canberra
  • City of Sydney Archives
  • Directory of Archives in Australia


  • Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • Dictionary of Sydney
  • Foundation Documents of Australia and its States
  • Gazetteer of Australia - Place Name Search
  • Georgraphical Names Board of NSW
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Studies
  • TROVE: Digitized newspapers, photographs, archives

    Genealogy & Family History

  • Society of Australian Genealogists
  • Cyndi's List of genealogical sites
  • The Ryerson Index to Death Notices & Obituaries in Australian Newspapers
  • Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, NSW
  • Australian Cemeteries Index
  • Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park
  • Cape Banks Family History Society

    Heritage Sites

  • National Trust of Australia
  • National Trust's HeritageSpace web portal
  • State Heritage Inventory - NSW Heritage Office
  • National Heritage Lists
  • The Rocks
  • Cockatoo Island
  • Australian Heritage Council
  • Sydney Living Museums (formerly Historic Houses Trust )
  • Migration Heritage Centre, NSW


  • State Library of NSW
  • National Library of Australia
  • State Library of Queensland
  • State Library of Victoria
  • Australian Libraries Gateway

    Military History

  • Australian War Memorial
  • War Memorials in NSW
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Spirits of Gallipoli


  • Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
  • National Museum of Australia
  • Migration Heritage Centre, NSW
  • Australian Museum, Sydney
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Museum of Australian Democracy

    Photographic Collections

  • Getty Images
  • Corbis Photographs

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