Welcome to the
Ashfield & District Historical Society
The Ashfield & District Historical Society, Inc. was founded in 1973. Its principal aims are:
The Society organises a program lectures, visits, and other activities. Members are kept informed through a regular newsletter. The Society also publishes a journal, Ashfield History, as well as occasional books.
Membership covers a calendar year. The membership subscription for 2010 is $30 (full) and $25 (concession). This includes a free copy of the book or journal produced by the Society during the year.
To join, print out the attached subscription form and mail it with your payment to the postal address above.
Ashfield & District Historical Society has a number of publications for sale including copies of its books and journals from previous years.
The Society’s rooms are situated in Thirning Villa, Pratten Park, Arthur Street, Ashfield (enter from western door). From March 2010 our rooms are open on the Second Saturday and the Last Saturday of each month between 11am and 4pm. Weekday visits can be arranged by appointment only.
If you have ever wondered about the history of your home or the lives of your ancestors who may have lived in our municipality, you would enjoy the opportunity to use the Society’s resources to find out more. The Wednesday and Saturday open days at the rooms attract a wide range of researchers including home-owners, university students, professional consultants, conservationists and those interested in their family trees. Often on these days, an eclectic mix of stimulating personalities with a variety of interest topics provides great conversation and a wonderful opportunity to learn about the local history of Ashfield.
At the Society’s rooms we have many resources that may assist you in your research. These include:
A library, containing
various published material, including most available books and reports
on sites of local interest
We have produced a guide to our collections and our research volunteers will assist you with your enquiries. No charge is made for assistance given to members. Visitors who are assisted in their searches are asked to make a donation or, better still, join the Society. Consultants, real estate agents, etc., are charged prescribed fees. Charges are made for copying, and any other disbursements.
We welcome all those who have an interest in our local history and heritage.
ADHS is affiliated to the Royal Australian Historical Society
There are several historical societies in the municipalities surrounding Ashfield:
Burwood & District Historical Society
Leichhardt Local History Group
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© Ashfield & District Historical Society, Inc. 2002-2010
ADHS Website constructed and maintained by Julian Holland
Last revised February 2010