Publications - Other Large Books

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Almost Like Home – Living in Bradfield Park by Michael Hogan is one of our most popular books. It’s the story of Bradfield Park, now part of West Lindfield, but once the site of a Scout jamboree; housing settlement; post-war refugee hostel; migrant hostel; and then the CSIRO.

This book is about the once-planned garden suburb between Fiddens Wharf Road and Lady Game Drive. The period 1938 to 1973 saw many uses:

1938 Australasian Scout Jamboree
1940-46 RAAF Station Bradfield Park
1947-64 Housing Settlement
1949-51 Refugee Hostel
1951-71 Migrant Hostel
1973 CSIRO

This is the story of the many thousands of men, women and children who lived in an ex-RAAF camp at Bradfield Park in post-war Sydney.

In 1947 the Housing Commission of NSW leased part of the camp for emergency housing. From 1949, part of the site also housed European refugees, and later British migrants. Families shared the sub-divided fibro Air Force huts – freezing in winter, stifling in summer, a paradise for the children, and a time of trial for the adults.

After the Housing Commission settlement closed in 1964, and the migrant hostel in 1971, even the name was all but lost. Now Michael Hogan tells the story of this chapter of Sydney’s history, with the narratives and photos of those who lived there.

Pub. 2012, 187 pages
Price: $40
P&P $15 per book within Australia

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Book cover for Almost Like Home, Living in Bradfield Park

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society: The First 50 Years: 1963-2013

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society: The First 50 Years: 1963-2013, by Helen Whitsed Davies, is a comprehensive review of the Society’s first fifty years, its achievements, challenges and people. Well-written, well-presented and interesting.

Pub. 2013, 90 pages, professionally bound
Price: $20 (+ P&P $15 per book within Australia)

Note: all new members are welcomed with a complimentary copy of this book – so if you’re not yet a member, why not Join Today from just $35 and receive this informative book for free!

Book cover for Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, the First 50 Years

Focus on Ku-ring-gai – the Story of Ku-ring-gai’s Growth and Development is a book of interest to the serious historian, as well as those Ku-ring-gai residents of all ages who would like to know a little more about their district.

Pub. 1996, 128 pages
Price: $24
P&P $15 per book within Australia

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Book cover for Focus on Ku-ring-gai

Women of Ku-ring-gai – a Tribute tells the story of many women of achievement in this area, redressing the balance of recorded history being largely written by and about men.

Pub. 1999, 232 pages
Price: $24
P&P $15 per book within Australia

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Book cover for Women of Ku-ring-gai

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If you would like to order more than one book, rather than purchasing on this page, please contact us and let us know which volumes/quantity you would like to buy and we will work out the best combined postage rate for you.

  • You may pay by EFT, cheque or cash.
  • For postage & packaging (P&P) please add $15 per book for delivery within Australia.
  • No P&P applies if you would prefer to collect your order in person from our Research Centre in Gordon, in which case you may also pay for your order by cash or cheque on the day if you prefer.
  • Otherwise, your order will be posted after your payment has been received.

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  • BSB: 032083
  • Account no: 248971
  • Account name: Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
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Alternatively please post a cheque, payable to Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc, to:
The Treasurer,
Ku-ring-gai Historical Society,
PO Box 109
GORDON NSW 2072

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