The March-April 2020 newsletter has been published.
The Strathfield-Homebush District Historical Society has been working with Strathfield Council in developing an exhibition on WWI, which is focused on the Strathfield district and its people who participated in the war effort. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 Virus, the exhibition will be delayed, probably to later in 2020. However, if you have any information on relatives or stories concerning WWI and local people or events of this period (1914-1918), please contact us email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cathy on 9642 3145.
Strathfield Council recently requested the Strathfield-Homebush District Historical Society provide comments on a proposal to relocate the Homebush War Memorial from its current location. The Society does not support this proposal. The submission to Council was sent on 3 September 2019.
Doreen Rich, a long term resident of Strathfield and former President of the Strathfield District Historical Society passed away on July 31, 2019. She more recently was living near Taree NSW. Doreen invested significant time and effort into recording and conserving Strathfield’s history and served for many years as the Society’s President. Condolences are extended to her many friends and family at this sad time.
The Society lodged a submission objecting to DA2019/ at 7 Albyn Road Strathfield concerning the demolition of a house in a heritage conservation area, which contributes to the heritage area and should not be demolished.
The Society lodged a submission objecting to DA2019/026 at 55-57 Abbotsford Road Homebush concerning the reuse of a residential home as a boarding house with 29 units.
The Society has been awarded a grant from Strathfield Council to conduct oral histories of persons relevant to the development of the history of the Strathfield And Homebush area.
This project is ongoing and will be completed in 2020