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 Dates for 2018: 17th February, 17th March, 21st April, 19th May, 16th June, 21st July (AGM) 18th August, 8th September, 20th October, 17th November.
Next Meeting: Saturday, 17 March at 2pm : Guest speaker – Damian Gleeson, Winner 2017 Ron Rathbone Local History Prize – “The Rock of St. George”
on the 3rd floor of the Rockdale Library, adjacent to the Town Hall.
Other guest Speakers and topics are listed on the meetings page.