Past Events 2021

2021 has commenced with considerable optimism.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for events, activities and possible publications, please contact us.

The OTHER Pandemic: the Spanish Flu In the Inner West 1919

Patricia Skehan

Date: 20th June2021

This meeting was well attended by a diverse group ‘Spanish flu’ or pneumonic influenza was contagious, with a high fatality rate. It first hit troops in France and Belgium at the end of the Great War and entered Sydney on a troopship from New Zealand.

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Managing Local Heritage – Applying the Burra Charter’ An activity of the Ashfield & District Historical Society in association with the Australian Heritage Festival

Date: 16th May 2021

This meeting was well attended by a diverse group of interested community members interested in learning more about the Burra Charter.

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Victoria Street Walk: Part 1, as Part of the Australian Heritage Festival.

Date: 18th April 2021
The group gathered in Allman Park

We had a bumper croud of interested locals for this walk that commenced opposite the firestation in Victoria Street.

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Frederick Clissold–Was he Ashfield’s Richest Man in the Nineteenth Century? A Presentation by Chris Pratten.

Date: 21st March 2021

Members and friends packed into Pratten Park Bowling Club on a wet Sunday afternoon, eager to hear Chris Pratten answer this question in his inimitable style.

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Venue: Pratten Park Community, Sports & Bowling Club

Annual General Meeting of the Ashfield & District Historical Society &

Date: 21st February 2021

Venue: Pratten Park Community, Sports & Bowling Club
Mark Sabolch. the Society’s President

This was the Annual General Meeting of the Society. Reports were presented and the Committee elected

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A Talk by David Morgan on ‘Augustus Alt, Baron, Soldier, Engineer, Mercenary: the life of Augustus Alt, First Surveyor-General of New South Wales.

Augustus Alt

ADHS Committee member and consulting history researcher David Morgan then gave a most illuminating and enjoyable talk on Augustus Alt (‘Baron’, soldier, engineer and mercenary as well as the first Surveyor General in NSW) who was an early European landholder in the Ashfield area.

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