Historical Markers 2020

The Historical Markers Program, as guided by Georges River Council and the local community looks to:

  • Create awareness of the history, heritage and cultural identity of the Georges River LGA to build a strong sense of identity and belonging in the community
  • Mark historically important places in the local area
  • Incorporate a historical resource and open air archive which provides multi-dimensional and ongoing opportunities for community engagement with the local area

The markers for 2020 celebrate important people and places in the Georges River area.

  • World War Two Anti-Aircraft Searchlight at Oatley
  • Isaac Peake’s Farm at Penshurst
  • World War One Nurse Edith Blake at Kogarah
  • The Nethery Family at Carlton
  • Steam Tram Terminus at Kogarah

World War Two Anti-Aircraft Searchlight

Transcript of interview with Phyllis Smith, 30 May 2003, Australians at War Film Archive (Archive No 246) http://australiansatwarfilmarchive.unsw.edu.au retrieved 31 August 2020

SIX Maps for 1943 aerial imagery – https://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/

Australian War Memorial – https://www.awm.gov.au/

Kapooka, NSW. Members of the Australian Women’s Army Service gathered around an English searchlight – P02587.003

MAROUBRA, NSW, 1944. GUNNER GLORIA GORDON OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S ARMY SERVICE (AWAS) – P00198.007

SALE, VIC. 1944-03-08. A MEMBER OF THE WOMEN’S AUXILIARY AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE (WAAAF) – 140532


Isaac Peake’s Farm

Isaac Peake courtesy of Wayne Peake

Holleyview courtesy Wayne Peake

Historical Land Records Viewer – https://hlrv.nswlrs.com.au/

State Library NSW – https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

SIX Maps for 1943 aerial imagery – https://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/


World War One Nurse Edith Blake

Australian War Memorial – https://www.awm.gov.au/

Collection relationg to Sister Edith Blake QAIMNSR – P11193.001

Portrait of nurses sightseeing in Egypt, four on camels and four on donkeys in front of the Sphinx – P11193.003

Studio portrait of Sister Edith Blake, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve – P11193.004

Sister Edith Blake pours medicine for a patient in a ward at the No 17 General Hospital. – P11193.006

HMHS Glenart Castle

Trove – trove.nla.gov.au/

Family Notices (1919, February 26). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), p. 10. Retrieved September 11, 2020, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15826961


The Nethery Family

Photographs courtesy of the Nethery Family

SIX Maps for 1943 aerial imagery – https://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/

Trove – trove.nla.gov.au/

An Angle On Sport (1940, August 15). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 – 1954), p. 17. Retrieved September 11, 2020, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article247542125

Family’s Rugby Union Record (1944, April 4). The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954), p. 8. Retrieved September 11, 2020, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article167605455


Steam Tram Terminus

Transcript of interview with Valmarie Nethery, 2 December 2003, Australians at War Film Archive (Archive No 1168) http://australiansatwarfilmarchive.unsw.edu.au retrieved 31 August 2020

Photograph are from the Georges River Libraries Local Studies Collection

Railway Parade, Kogarah NSW, ca 1915 – LHP49

Steam Tram at Railway Parade Kogarah NSW, Believed to be ca 1930 – LHP567

Steam tram at The Loop, Rocky Point Road, Sans Souci NSW, Believed to be 1915 – LHP210

Trolley Bus and Steam Tram at Railway Parade and Montgomery Street Intersection Kogarah NSW, Believed to be 1937 – LHP2254

SIX Maps for 1943 aerial imagery – https://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/

Trolley Wire, Journal of Australian Transport Museums – Number 170 June 1977, Page 6

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