Multimedia Publications

The Society is developing capacity to produce multimedia publications. One of our first multimedia products was a presentation for the Ashfield Bowling Club to commemorate its 130th year in 2019.

Oral History Collection

Oral history interviews are historical documents that are preserved and made accessible to future researchers and members of the public. Recorded memoirs can be absolutely fascinating and we encourage members and others to engage in the process of recording them for posterity.

This is venture for the Society was initiated by our President, Mark Sabolch, and supported by the committee.


Interview with Chris Pratten (secretary of the society between 1993 and 2004) as part of the Ashfield & District Historical Society’s Oral History Program. Recorded August 2016.


Interview with Clr Angelo Tsirekas (Mayor of Canada Bay Council) on his recollections growing up near the Ashfield Pool. Part of the Ashfield & District Historical Society’s Oral History Program. Recorded September 2019.


This interview with David Romero (Life Member of the Ashfield Amateur Swimming Club) was conducted by Mark Sabolch as part of the Ashfield & District Historical Society’s Oral History Program. Recorded June 2019.


An interview with John O. Ward (Mayor of Ashfield Council 1991-1995) conducted by Bernadette Williamson as part of the Ashfield & District Historical Society’s Oral History Program. Recorded November 2016.


An interview with Richie Campbell (Olympian and member of the Western Suburbs Water Polo Club) about his experiences training at the Ashfield Swimming Pool and participating in the Australian Olympic team. Recorded April 2019.


An interview with Robert Irving, architectural historian for the Ashfield & District Historical Society, conducted by Bernadette Williamson as part of the Ashfield & District Historical Society’s Oral History Program. Recorded September 2018.

https://youtu.be/JCSJpzw9VkE