In the interests of the health of our members, and following expert medical advice and Government regulations, all external activities of the society are suspended until further notice.

Welcome to the St George Historical Society

The aim of the St George Historical Society is to conserve and encourage the recording of local history, and to conserve and raise awareness of the historical heritage of the St George District of New South Wales, Australia.

The society was formed in 1961 at the instigation of the late Ron Rathbone who became the inaugural Secretary. When first formed it was known as the Rockdale Historical Society. The name was changed to the St George Historical Society at the first Annual General Meeting on 17 August 1962.

Monthly meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month (except January) at 2pm and feature an address by a guest speaker on a topic of historical or general interest, followed by a light supper. Meetings are now held in the meeting rooms on the 3rd floor of the Rockdale Library, adjacent to the Town Hall.

The Society also arranges walks and other history related events throughout the year, and produces a bulletin which is mailed to members.

Meeting date for 2020: 15th February, 21st March, 23rd May, 20th June, 18th July (AGM), 15th August, 19th September, 17th October, 21st November*.

* The meetings since March 2020 have been cancelled to limit the risk of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guest Speakers and topics are listed on the meetings page.