News From History Cottage

The Dural and District Historical Society Inc archives are the custodian of a great deal of family and local history

It is through the interest, generosity and concern for local history that members of our community can assist in understanding and preserving our unique community.

News From History Cottage: Monthly meeting, local history

We have one priceless diary, recording the voyage of a young man starting a new life in a strange country:

“Left Northern Ireland Tuesday 13th November 1894.”

After recounting events of the journey, the diary ends with the lines:

“December 31st 1894 entered Sydney Harbour at 7.00 o’clock in the morning and cast anchor at half past 7. Charlie came on board at eight. Commenced work in Galston on 1st January 1895”.

The guest speaker at our March meeting will be local identity and published researcher, Trevor Knight.  He will tell of his visit to Germany and Switzerland and the solving of a long unanswered family mystery.

Join us on 10 March 2pm in the Uniting Church, School Road, Galston. All are welcome. Entry is free with a gold coin for afternoon tea.  Enquiries 9653 1365