Since 1962, the LCHS has been researching the history and heritage of life on the North Shore. Its charter is also to collect and manage artifacts and memorabilia representing life in Lane Cove from the time of the Cameraygals, the Indigenous owners of the region, down through the subsequent two hundred and twenty-odd years.
The LCHS also has the curatorship of Carisbrook Historic House and welcomes volunteers who feel they would like to contribute to the community in an interesting way by becoming a Friend of Carisbrook.
The latest edition of NOTICEBOARD
** AGM Tuesday 28th August
Lane Cove Library 7 pm **
LCHS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OUTING Icons of Sydney Harbour cruise with the Heritage Fleet
JOIN US Tuesday 11th September for a half-day tour aboard the MV HARMAN. The cruise departs from the Australian National Maritime Museum at 9.45am, with morning tea on arrival included in the ticket price.
A special fish & chip lunch is available at Yots Café after the cruise for those who wish to join the table. (This is a pre-booking, so the $15.00 should be added to your ticket price when you pay.)
Ticket price: $35.00 per head
Lunch at Yots Café: $15.00
[Direct debit to: BSB 062 192 BANK Commonwealth ACCOUNT Lane Cove Historical Society ACCOUNT NO. 0090 0765
Cheques to LCHS PO Box 112 Lane Cove NSW 2066]
Please enter your name in your direct debit and email the payment receipt to email@example.com and we will confirm your booking.
NOTE: Average level of fitness — no wheelchairs, walkers, stilettos or open-toe shoes.
There are only 24 seats available, so please book your place early!
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Public transport details can be explained by Denis Smith on 0419 321 322 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robyn Ward on 9418 6828 (email@example.com).
Congratulations Jan for winning this year’s Christmas raffle!
Pictured below is Pat (in the orange top) presenting the prize to Jan.
By the way, the roses in the background are spectacular at the moment thanks to Terry!
LCHS Journal 2017 is Hot of the Press!!
Featuring essays from the 2017 History Prize is now available for purchase.
$10.00 plus postage (or pick up from Carisbrook to avoid the postage fee)
LANE COVE HISTORY PRIZE HONOUR ROLL
The Lane Cove History Prize is now in its third year. The winning entries of the last two years have provided moving and entertaining evidence of the lives of local people in Lane Cove. They testify to the value of recording local history.
The 2016 entry by Margaret Clark, was entitled Arthur, Luce and the Fleur-de-lis 1916-2016. A History of the Fence at 444 College Road South Riverview, NSW. This essay, which was very carefully researched, provided a well written and well-illustrated history of a World War I soldier, Arthur Frederick King, and his French wife, Luce Marie Victoire, who settled together in Riverview after the War. Arthur served in the Somme and was badly wounded. While convalescing after his injury, Arthur met Luce, and the meeting changed their lives forever. Despite some disappointment expressed by Luce’s parents, they married and travelled to Australia. Margaret Clark traces their story very movingly, dwelling in some detail on the home that Arthur built for Luce in Riverview, with its distinctive fence, made of wrought iron panels representing fleur de lis, the symbol of Luce’s French family. The house is now gone, though the wonderful fence that Arthur built his wife remains, a reminder of their love story.
In 2017, Simon Cole provided an oral history documenting the life of a local identity, 96-year old Les Heap, whose varied life experiences included some memorable incidents working at the Cockatoo shipyards in the Second World War. Simon recorded a long interview with Les, who had witnessed many changes in Sydney in the course of his long life. He grew up in Narrabri and in the Depression, he travelled to Sydney where he trained as a fitter and turner in Balmain. He worked on Cockatoo Island during World War II, and, among other things, had a role in building ships for the Royal Australian Navy. After the war, he set up his own successful business manufacturing rakes for sale throughout Australia. He settled in Lane Cove with his wife and has remained an active and highly regarded local identity, having been awarded the Lane Cove Council Citizenship Award in 2011.
Both these winning entries were published in the Society’s journal. In addition, copies of the winning entries are held in the archives of the Lane Cove Historical Society.