Christmas in Rockdale kicks off 2016 festive celebrations

November 6, 2016 by  

Preparations are well underway for the staging of this year’s annual holiday celebrations in Rockdale, New South Wales .

A Bayside Council spokesman said the family event, promoted on brochures as Rockdale Around the Christmas Tree, will have something for all ages.

He added that the event will feature [Read more]

Call for memorabilia to help celebrate school’s centenary

October 3, 2016 by  

In preparation for the celebration of 100 years of schooling at Brighton-Le-Sands Public School, locals in nearby Rockdale and surrounding areas are being called on to help collate memorabilia relating to the school’s history.

Alan Powditch, a student at the primary school between 1947 and 1956, has been researching the suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands’ history, which he says relates directly to the school.

The former pupil first put together a history of the school at the age of 11 as part of a history project. He said it was due to development in the local area that the school came to be established in 1917, heralding a new era in education.

Records of those early days remained intact until the school was burnt down in 2000; a fact that hindered Powditch’s efforts to procure relevant details on its history.

He said renovations that saw the closure of the Rockdale Library for some time also made his research difficult.

Old photographs, calendars, brochures and other materials from the past 100 years, including the period between 1917 and 1950, are now being sought to help celebrate the school centenary, which is to be held on April 1, 2017.

He said donations of memorabilia can also include everything from pupil reports to old uniforms.

The centenary celebration will include entertainment, tours, a decade walk through the history of the school and a time capsule.

City’s business mums recognised on national scale

August 30, 2016 by  

Two City of Rockdale residents have been recognised for their business acumen in the annual St George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Awards.

Local winners [Read more]

Prerelease Farnham bio available at The Reading Hour 2016 launch

August 2, 2016 by  

Rockdale’s new library will be the venue for this year’s launch of The Reading Hour.

According to a [Read more]

Cafe owners to open new restaurant in southern Sydney

June 23, 2016 by  

The Ms Murray cafe in the heart of Sydney is closing its doors after less than three months despite commercial success, due to the building where it is located being sold.

However, the cafe's [Read more]

Rockdale council could merge with Botany

May 17, 2016 by  

Council mergers across New South Wales might see Rockdale joining up with Botany.

Following the decision of [Read more]

Writers invited to enter 2016 local history prize

April 11, 2016 by  

Talented writers in Rockdale, New South Wales , are gearing up for the 2016 Ron Rathbone Local History Prize.

Offering a top prize of $5000, the competition challenges writers to [Read more]

Chance to see birds and bats on the move in Rockdale

March 5, 2016 by  

Animal fans from Rockdale have two great chances to see creatures in their natural habitat this month with two large events being organised by the council.

The first will be a picnic held as [Read more]

Students take speedy route to career qualifications

January 26, 2016 by  

Year 12 students from Rockdale, New South Wales are being given an opportunity to fast track their entry into business studies.

The locally based Marist College Kogarah has been [Read more]

Westfield Hurstville delivers $105m revamp in time for Christmas

December 18, 2015 by  

Rockdale, New South Wales residents have a new look shopping centre just around the corner.

Following a $105m redevelopment, Westfield Hurstville opened its [Read more]

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