Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
Mr ALISTER HENSKENS ( Ku-ring-gai ) ( 13:30 :04 ): The citizens of Ku-ring-gai are understandably very proud of the history of their area. Indeed, Ku-ring-gai has had an active and well-supported historical society since 1963. The Ku-ring-gai Historical Society has justifiably drawn praise for its publications, Focus on Ku-ring-gai and Women of Ku-ring-gai, as well as its annual research publication, The Historian ,which combines local history, built heritage and family history. The autumn 2017 release of the third volume of its commemoration of World War I, "Rallying the Troops" is now eagerly awaited. Volume II received the prestigious Mander Jones 2015 Award from the Australian Society of Archivists for the best publication written by or on behalf of a corporate body that uses, features or interprets Australian archives. I am happy to have copies of volumes I and II in my electorate office. On Australia Day the Society's World War I Writer's Group also received Ku-ring-gai Council's Outstanding Service to the Ku-ring-gai Community Award. This is a fitting recognition of the Society's hardworking volunteers, who are committed to keeping Ku-ring-gai's treasured history alive.