Start with these online resources to learn more about the history of St George.

Walk and Drive Guides

  • Arncliffe Heritage Walk – This two-hour walk features many fine Victorian and Federation houses and public buildings.
  • Bayside Drive – This half hour 10km drive takes in the southern suburbs of Ramsgate Beach, Dolls Point and Sans Souci.
  • Rockdale Heritage Drive – This 2-hour, 25km drive will give you an understanding of the original landscape, how the City developed, and highlights important natural areas, places and buildings which have been identified as heritage items, or of historic interest.
  • Rockdale Heritage Walk – These one-hour walks feature many fine Victorian and Federation houses and public buildings.
  • Wolli Creek Drive – A half hour 10km trip across the Bardwell Valley and down Wolli Creek Valley gives some indication of the land and original vegetation of the City.



Archives and Records

  • The St George Call – local newspaper published from 1904 – 1957.
  • The Propeller – newspaper published in Hurstville from 1911 – 1954.
  • World War One local enlistees – list of Australian Infantry Force enlistees residing in the Rockdale Council Area. The list includes links to the service record summary, the digitised service record in the National Archives, and newspaper articles.


  • Ancestry Library – Over 1 billion family history records, using local and international records. The website contains convict and free settler lists, passenger lists, Australian and New Zealand electoral rolls and military records, English, Welsh and Scottish censuses, birth, marriage and death records. It also features family trees, connecting with information and content discovered by other members. Contact your local library to arrange access.
  • Ancestry – The family history website for personal use, with trial or subscription access.

Historical Societies