City of Canada Bay Heritage Society

About our Society

The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society was formed by the amalgamation of Concord Heritage Society and Drummoyne & District Historical Society.

Use this link to view more information on the history of the City of Canada Bay Heritage Society 

Our aims:

  • To foster interest in and inform the community of the heritage - historically and culturally – of the City of Canada Bay LGA
  • To promote the preservation, restoration, conservation, maintenance and use of all places, buildings, monuments, etc., of historic, architectural, cultural and environmental significance within the area.
  • To acquire and preserve for the Society, books, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, oral histories, etc., as may be considered to have a bearing on the history of the area.
  • To establish and conduct a social history museum.
  • To foster interchange of information among members of the Society and any other interested people, by talks, readings, discussions, exhibitions of heritage, historical and archival material, and excursions.
  • To affiliate and co-operate with other Societies and Institutions having objects similar to those of this Society

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Our Latest

Posted date: Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 1:13pm

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the display of Rolls-Royce vehicles will not be attending the Open Day.

We apologise for the inconvenience but look forward to ...Read more

 

Posted date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:49am

Sunday, 11th September - 10 am to 2 pm.

There’s be lots of entertainment, lots of stalls, lots of food.

We will have a stall there and will be taking people on ...Read more

 

Posted date: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 1:41pm

One of our members, John Byrnes, is writing a history of Putney and would like to hear from anyone who can help him. Please contact secretary for email address if you are interested.

John ...Read more

 

Posted date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 7:22am

Organised by the Yaralla Advisory Committee - Sunday, 11th September. Last year’s event was a huge success with hundreds of locals stopping by for food, music, dancing, health information and mini ...Read more

 

Posted date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 7:21am

We will be introducing you to our suburban neighbours within the City of Canada Bay. A chance to learn a little more about this area we live in.

As part of the display - a part of History ...Read more

 

Posted date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 7:13am

Thanks to City of Canada Council for the second grant of $1,000 received to complete the restoration of the historic 1890 map of Concord we found in our archives.

The map had ...Read more

 

Posted date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 5:54pm

A very big thank you to the Concord Men’s (Harry’s) Shed for building us this beautiful book case. Doesn’t it look great.! At last we can actually find any book we are looking for, and we’ve got ...Read more

 

Posted date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 5:33pm

The site, "Trove" , is a free data base of resources, especially newspapers both local and national. including the earliest published Australian newspaper, the “Sydney Gazett” of 1803.

...Read more

 

Posted date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 2:44pm

On 6th June Betty Robertson will be celebrating her 90th birthday.

Ninety is a milestone that may of us may never know.

But, for Betty, it’s a time to celebrate her life and times ...Read more

 

Posted date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 2:37pm

Our next Open Day at Rivendell will be held on Sunday, 31st July.

We still need more people to become guides. We supply kits that give you all the information you need to conduct tours of ...Read more

 

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Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

A long-forgotten institution in late-colonial Sydney, James Bray's Museum of Curios was indeed a curious place.

While its accumulate 'native' artefacts, colonial relics and natural history ... Read more

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Thomas Walker, during his lifetime and at his death, widely praised as a great philanthropist. Such praise was underlined by his very large bequest given to build a convalescent hospital which ... Read more

Sunday, October 30, 2016 -
9:30am to 3:00pm

Yaralla is probably the only intact original land grant of 50 acres still in existence in any capital city. The original home was built by renowned architect Edmund Blacket, later extensions were ... Read more

Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Getting to know your neighbours. Discover the history of the City of Canada Bay through a series of historic photographs from the past, from the beginning in 1788 down through ... Read more

Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
At the Museum

This is an important event where all members receive reports from the President and Committees on activities of the past 12 months.

An opportunity for members to express ... Read more

Saturday, August 6, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Kurrajong March (which was actually a train journey!) was one of a number of "snowball" recruitment marches fashioned on the famous Coo-ee recruitment march of 1915. The aim of these marches ... Read more

Saturday, July 2, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

When the Australian Government agreed to establish a rocket launch facility in the Australian outback, Len Beadell, then a surveyor with the Australian Army, was ordered to find a suitable place ... Read more

Sunday, July 31, 2016 -
9:30am to 2:00pm

Our next Open Day at Rivendell (Thomas Walker Hospital) will be on Sunday, 31st July, 2016. The grounds will be open from 9:30 am until approximately 2:00 pm.

(Entrance through the gates ... Read more

Saturday, June 4, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

In January 1889 Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa's husbands ... Read more

Saturday, May 7, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Speaker Jan Worthington will talk about Laurence Halloran: sailor, schoolteacher, murderer, bigamist, poet, imposter, preacher, bankrupt and convicted forger. He arrived in the Colony in 1819 and ... Read more

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Do you know the history of the various suburbs that make up the history of City of Canada Bay.

Our display will be on at the museum until the end of the year. Come along and learn about ... Read more

Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

Our inventions displays has been such a success that we are holding it over until the end of the year.

Do you know the history of the Victa Lawnmoer? Do you know it wasn't the first? ... Read more

Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago

On 21 July 1898 Sydney celebrated as Mayor Alderman Mathew Harris officially opened the Queen Victoria Markets Building. The Lady Mayoress, with a commemorative solid gold key, opened the druitt ... Read more

Posted: 3 months 1 week ago

Have you ever looked at the date on the War Memorial in Burwood Park?

It’s worth looking at carefully because it reveals an interesting fact . . the dates of the First World War ... Read more

Posted: 3 months 1 week ago

A favourite pastime of residents is to walk along the waterfront to enjoy the peaceful vista. Not many of us know that between the “green lights” opposite the cove is a monument to one of ... Read more

Posted: 3 months 1 week ago

As we board the 504 or the 438 for the CBD, most of us miss a little street 50 metres on our right hand side, Henry Lawson Avenue.

Henry Lawson, an Australian literary giant of poems and ... Read more

Posted: 3 months 1 week ago

At the birth of Australia we had not one, but two giants of literature, Lawson and Paterson. Andrew Barton Paterson was born on 17 February 1864 near Orange NSW. He was educated at Sydney Grammar ... Read more

Posted: 3 months 1 week ago

When Charles Dickens visited Australia, he used characters he met or heard about for characters in his various novels. Miss Haversham, from Great Expectations was in fact Eliza Donnithorne from ... Read more

Posted: 3 months 1 week ago

In January 1916 a group of 114 men left the New South Wales country town of Inverell to fight in World War I. The group was named “The Kurrajongs”, taking the name of the hardy evergreen ... Read more

Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago
A Day With the Happy Patients at Yaralla Noble Work of Great Founder (by E.J. Martin)

“This Hospital for Convalescents was founded by the late Thomas Walker of Yaralla, in the hope that many ... Read more

Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago

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