Ashfield & District Historical Society
Hercules Street, Ashfield,
Sydney, from an old postcard
The Ashfield & District Historical Society, Inc. was founded in 1973. Its principal aims are:
to promote an interest in the history of Ashfield Municipality by providing regular activities such as walks, talks and inspections relating to Ashfield
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 2013 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
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.
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.
!!!!! SPECIAL NOTICE for 2014: The Society's Rooms at Thirning Villa will be closed from the Beginning of July 2014 until approximately the end of September 2014 due to essential Building Renovations being carried out by Ashfield Council!!!!!============================================================================================
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 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:
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
Visit the Ashfield Historical Society in Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA
Or, if you are looking for
Ashfield in England, try
ADHS Website constructed and maintained by Julian Holland until 2010
Last revised September 2013 by Philip Lingard