Saturday 19 June 2021 2pm at Rockdale Senior Citizens Centre, 36 George St, Rockdale
Tina Workman – What’s Happening at Lydham Hall?
Dr. Garry Darby – Kogarah Historical Society’s Local History Prize.
We hope to serve coffee, tea and even bikkies in a COVID safe manner!
Our usual COVID rules apply: sign on with name and phone number, socially distanced seating, cleaning surfaces after the meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Saturday 15 May 2021 2pm at Rockdale Senior Citizens Centre, 36 George St, Rockdale
Guest Speaker: Dr. Greg Jackson, Archaeologist and volunteer with the Australian National Maritime Museum: North Head Quarantine Station
From the early 19th century, arrivals to Australia who were suspected of having an infectious disease, were held in quarantine until it was considered safe to release them. What was it like to be in quarantine? Exploring the history and archaeology of Sydney’s North Head Quarantine Station will answer this question.
Saturday 20 Feb 2021 2pm at Rockdale Senior Citizens Centre, 36 George St, Rockdale
Guest Speaker: Kieren Hannon: The Cato Street Conspirators
In 1820 these English radicals intended to kill the British Prime Minister and members of the cabinet to inspire an uprising. There was an informer in their midst and their plan was thwarted.
The conspirators who were not executed for treason were banished to Australia. Kieren has studied the subject intensively and followed what happened to those who were exiled.