The Oatley Heritage and Historical Society researches Oatley History. It has quarterly meetings to report the current research. It also has three meetings a year for coffee and chat- these are informal meetings where members talk about local subjects.
The Society researches Oatley History and publishes its reports and other material on this site.
Next meeting is another Coffee and Chat session. This is our informal way of ensuring the stories of Oatley are not forgotten by sharing them with others. Come and share your stories and memories at the Oatley School of Arts (behind the library in Letitia Street) on Friday 28th July (10.15am). People, places in Oatley and events are brought back to life by sharing them with others and we intend to record these conversations for our archives.
Now, to our next presentation. The focus will be on local schools and what they were like: what knowledge did you need to do well at local schools back in the 50s? Come and try your hand at some of the exam questions of the time. We will also visit the happenings at one of our P&Cs of the time through the record of their minutes. An extra bonus will be a video of the story of School Milk in the 1950s and 60s thanks to John Whitbread. Date 26th August Oatley RSL 10.15am
The photo above is a recent one showing the Oatley railway sign that has been preserved and displayed at the Railway station. It is from the 1950s era. It is now enclosed as it made of an asbestos material. Mark Coure assisted us with the City Rail people. The switching room at northern end of the railway buildings is being preserved. More about that in due course.
To join the Society just come along to a meeting- its $6 per year per family.
We would appreciate any material you may have to put on to this website or for the Society to hold.
The Constitution is attached below.