The Lane Cove Historical Society Inc

“Guardians of heritage & history in Lane Cove”

All new members will be financial to the end of June 2020!


 

The Historical Society

Since 1962, the LCHS has been researching the history and heritage of life on the North Shore. Its charter is also to collect and manage artefacts and memorabilia representing life in Lane Cove from the time of the Cameraygals, the Indigenous owners of the region, down through the subsequent two hundred and twenty odd years.

The LCHS encourages people to explore past events in Lane Cove and its environs:

  • to find out why people have settled in Lane Cove;

  • to consider the many challenges people have faced, both in the far and recent past in the area;

  • to consider the pleasures and excitements of living in Lane Cove;

  • to reflect on the many changes, social, institutional, and environmental that have occurred;

  • to preserve Lane Cove History in all its many facets;

  • to promote active research into Lane Cove and its development;

  • to celebrate interesting and inspiring persons, events and places in Lane Cove.

The LCHS also has the curatorship of Carisbrook Historic House and welcomes volunteers who feel they would like to contribute to the community in an interesting way by becoming a Friend of Carisbrook.

Friends of Carisbrook meet at 10am on the first Wednesday of every second month at Carisbrook Historic House. New members are very welcome, there are many ways that you can help and make a difference.


UP COMING EVENTS

 

Contact

Location

334 Burns Bay Rd
Lane Cove
NSW 2066
 

Contact Info

Email

Carisbrook Historic House

+61-2-9428 1364


SEPTEMBER 15: The Great Lane Cove Photo-Scan

Between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 15 September, the LCHS is turning the Museum Room at Carisbrook Historic House into a digital photography hub. It is an exercise to increase our archival photo collection whilst helping you to digitise your precious family memories.  We will scan for free, while-you-wait, any ten of your family photographs to a USB stick provided by you. * The scans will be in high res JPG format and scanned individually in a flat-bed scan to ensure safe handling. We will not be using a scanner feeder.  The photographs must be over twenty-five years old, because the aim is to increase our local community's history whilst making digital copies for you. After copying to your USB stick we will also record the details of your photograph and incorporate it into the LCHS digital photo archive which is part of the Carisbrook Collection. This archive is available to any academic historical researcher and to local historians.  Whilst we would prefer your photographs to be related to the local area, your images do not have to be located in Lane Cove, only to have some social relevance to life in Sydney at the time of the photograph.  If you do happen to have an album of photographs taken prior to 1920, we would love you to allow us to thumb through it and copy any extra photographs we might think historically relevant. Of course you would get digital copies of all the extra photographs we might scan.  Any photograph prior to 1900 is important in itself and we would urge you to allow us to archive these in our LCHS Collection. If you have a larger number of them over the limit of ten photographs, we would consider scanning these after the event day. Likewise any WWI photographs.  Old photographic prints continually deteriorate over time, therefore the process of capturing your precious photographs in a high res format is important. You are then able to make further print copies or consolidate them into a slideshow. What's also important is that you are contributing to Sydney's social history. So, win for you, win for us! See you at Carisbrook on September 15—have your photographs scanned, have a free coffee and muffin while you wait and a look over your local heritage house.   * You can purchase a USB stick at Australia Post, most supermarkets, Officeworks, newsagents, etc. Download the guidelines     HERE   .

Between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 15 September, the LCHS is turning the Museum Room at Carisbrook Historic House into a digital photography hub. It is an exercise to increase our archival photo collection whilst helping you to digitise your precious family memories.

We will scan for free, while-you-wait, any ten of your family photographs to a USB stick provided by you.*The scans will be in high res JPG format and scanned individually in a flat-bed scan to ensure safe handling. We will not be using a scanner feeder.

The photographs must be over twenty-five years old, because the aim is to increase our local community's history whilst making digital copies for you. After copying to your USB stick we will also record the details of your photograph and incorporate it into the LCHS digital photo archive which is part of the Carisbrook Collection. This archive is available to any academic historical researcher and to local historians.

Whilst we would prefer your photographs to be related to the local area, your images do not have to be located in Lane Cove, only to have some social relevance to life in Sydney at the time of the photograph.

If you do happen to have an album of photographs taken prior to 1920, we would love you to allow us to thumb through it and copy any extra photographs we might think historically relevant. Of course you would get digital copies of all the extra photographs we might scan.

Any photograph prior to 1900 is important in itself and we would urge you to allow us to archive these in our LCHS Collection. If you have a larger number of them over the limit of ten photographs, we would consider scanning these after the event day. Likewise any WWI photographs.

Old photographic prints continually deteriorate over time, therefore the process of capturing your precious photographs in a high res format is important. You are then able to make further print copies or consolidate them into a slideshow. What's also important is that you are contributing to Sydney's social history. So, win for you, win for us! See you at Carisbrook on September 15—have your photographs scanned, have a free coffee and muffin while you wait and a look over your local heritage house.

*You can purchase a USB stick at Australia Post, most supermarkets, Officeworks, newsagents, etc. Download the guidelines HERE.

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"Great experience, the guide is very knowledgeable and friendly."

- Google Review of Carisbrook Historic House


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