Research Ku-ring-gai's Local History
To assist with your research, our specialist group of volunteers dealing with the Local History of Ku-ring-gai is available at our Gordon Research Centre to help you in person.
We recognise that not everyone can readily visit us, so if you are unable to attend our rooms in person, our experienced volunteers can undertake research on your behalf – our fees are listed below. Kindly note that our research is restricted to the Ku-ring-gai area.
We hold a large collection of materials related to Ku-ring-gai’s local history – a valuable resource for those researching their own connections to places and events within the Ku-ring-gai area.
One of these is our annual research journal, The Historian, which is an invaluable resource for those researching Ku-ring-gai’s local history, pioneers, built heritage, land grants and much more. The Historian index is searchable – so be sure to make it the first destination on your research journey!
We are always looking for opportunities to expand our research resources, so if you have any information on Ku-ring-gai’s local history you would like to share with us, we’d love to hear from you!
If you would like us to undertake research for you, please complete the Request for Local History Research below.
Please note – for research enquiries on Ku-ring-gai’s Built Heritage, we have a separate dedicated page here.
And if you require information on Ku-ring-gai families – either pioneers or your own family with connections to Ku-ring-gai – we have a separate dedicated page here.
The time taken to complete the research will depend on the nature of the request; the availability of an appropriately experienced volunteer; and on how many requests are ahead of you – we will endeavour to keep you informed if extended delays are expected.
Any original work carried out remains the property of the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society and is made available to you for personal use and research. Copies will be added to our files and may be used to answer other queries. If you wish to publish any research we do for you, we usually require only an acknowledgement of our work – but a licence fee will usually be required for commercial publication.
Please note: due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the availability of our research services will be limited until our research rooms re-open. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Our fee for a standard Local History research enquiry is $60. Complex enquiries may incur a higher fee, which we would discuss with you first. Research starts after we receive the $60 fee.
You may pay by EFT or cheque. We do not have credit card facilities.
After submitting the form, to complete your request, please arrange an EFT payment of $60 to:
- BSB: 032083
- Account No: 248971
- Please add your SURNAME and the letters LHR to your bank’s reference field
Alternatively please post a cheque for $60, payable to ‘Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc’ to:
Ku-ring-gai Historical Society,
PO Box 109
GORDON NSW 2072
Once you submit the form, you should receive an automatic confirmation email – if you don’t, please check your spam folder. In due course we will then acknowledge your research request personally, by email or telephone.
Disclaimer: Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc. is not responsible for, and makes no representation or warranty in respect of any information, documents and materials it prepares, including the accuracy, adequacy, suitability or completeness of such information, documents and materials.