Winsome Allen: The History of the SMSA (Kogarah Historical Society)

SMSA Vice President Winsome Allen will talk about the intriguing people and events that form the SMSA’s real history at the Kogarah Historical Society’s Monday at the Museum talk for November.

Until the board commissioned a book of our history for our 180th anniversary, the story of the SMSA was never recorded in full, although several smaller historical research projects had been undertaken by members and other interested people. On the whole, our history was lost to time and memory even though our archives had been donated to the State Library, waiting to be rediscovered. What little was known was mostly dry facts.

Winsome Allen brings the colourful people and events in SMSA’s past to life, including the three Australian Prime Ministers who started their political careers in SMSA’s Debating Club; journalist and women’s rights activist Louisa Lawson; and the man who was, arguably, the SMSA’s most notorious member, Thomas ‘Lemonade’ Ley; and more.

Event Organisers:
Kogarah Historical Society


Mondays at the Museum.
23 November 2015, 10.00 am
Carss Cottage Museum
at the end of Carwar Avenue, Carss Park

Cost: $5 per person

Bookings are essential.
Please call Adele Ryan on 9529 6730

More Information /
Bookings: Call 02 9529 6730


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