What’s On

What’s On

2022 Meetings
Saturday 15 October 2022 2pm in the 3rd floor meeting room at Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale

The Craft of Faith
John Radecki (1865-1955) created some of the finest stained glass windows in Sydney and country NSW.
His art graces many churches and secular buildings, including:
• St Declan's Catholic Church, Penshurst
• St Joseph's Church, Rockdale
• St Patrick's Catholic Church, Kogarah
• St Raphael’s Church, South Hurstville
• the vaulted ceiling of the Commonwealth Savings Bank in Martin Place
• Mitchell Library, Sydney

Our guest speaker, Zofia Laba, will share the story of Radecki’s life and works.

All welcome!
Saturday 19 November 2022 2pm in the 3rd floor meeting room at Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Previous Meetings
Saturday 17 September 2022 2pm in the 3rd floor meeting room at Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Pam Como, author of “Laughter, Love and Loyalty”, a history of Singleton and the Hunter Valley. Pam will be telling us stories of the many floods that have engulfed its towns over the period 1855 - 1975.

All welcome!
Saturday 20 August 2022 2pm in the 3rd floor meeting room at Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale

Guest Speaker:
Catriona Carver - The history of Gardiner Park, Banksia. Catriona is one of the “Friends of Gardiner Park”, a Banksia resident, and a member of our society. She has an interesting story about this local gem.

All welcome!

(photo courtesy of Robert Chick)
Saturday 16 July 2022 2pm in the 3rd floor meeting room at Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale

Annual General Meeting
The new SGHS Committee will be elected. Submit your nomination.

There will be a proposed amendment to Section 9 of our Constitution to include the election of Society members to the Lydham Hall Management Committee.
Saturday 18 June 2022 2pm in the 3rd floor meeting room at Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale

Guest Speaker:
John MacRitchie, Local Studies Librarian, Georges River Council - "Marking Our History", about the Georges River Council's Historical Markers Programme. This programme has been running for four years, based on suggestions received from the community.
Saturday 14 May 2022 2pm in the 3rd floor meeting room at Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale

Guest Speaker:
Pauline Curby - The Sutherland Shire Historical Museum.
Saturday 19 March 2022 2pm in the 3rd floor meeting room at Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale

Guest Speakers:
Laurel and Rob Horton - Highlights of Rockdale's history, and the St. Peter's Church Museum's latest acquisition.
Saturday 20 November 2021 2pm at Rockdale Senior Citizens Centre, 36 George St, Rockdale

Resolutions passed:
- “That the present Committee of the St. George Historical Society continue to carry out their duties as defined in the Society's Constitution until the Annual General Meeting in July 2022.”
- St. George Historical Society logo update.

Guest Speakers:
Dan McAloon - The Man in White at Pemberton's Ramsgate Baths
Tina Workman - Lydham Hall Draft Conservation Management Plan

Raffle prizes awarded:
First prize: Family Pass to the Australian National Maritime Museum
Second prize: Box of chocolates
Saturday 19 June 2021 2pm at Rockdale Senior Citizens Centre, 36 George St, Rockdale
Guest Speakers:
Tina Workman - What's Happening at Lydham Hall?
Dr. Garry Darby - Kogarah Historical Society's Local History Prize
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
Minutes
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.