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

  • 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
Map of City of Canada Bay suburbs

Our lovely receptionist will meet you at the door, dressed in the latest fashions, to welcome you to our newest displays.

Underwear Through the Ages – shows some of the 19th century and later underwear in our collection together with some interesting facts about underwear in that era.

Clean and Decent: shows a recently donated set of washstand china, together with information about bathing in those times.

Photography: these cameras (from the late 1800s on) and other objects show how it was done in the days before digital. It is supported by an abbreviated history of photography.

Hats: We have a wonderful collection of ladies hats from different periods.
Shoes: We have an interesting collection of shoes recently donated by Geoff Hardwick of Hardwicks Show Store in Burwood which recently closed after 114 years of operation

Xylonite: A type of celluloid, which was the forerunner of today’s plastics. Dating from the mid 1800s, it was useful for creating cheaper jewellery, jewellery boxes, hair accessories, accordions, fountain pens. and many items that would earlier have been manufactured from ivory, horn or other expensive animal products.

As well we have retained our (c1930) kitchen, laundry and children’s corner.

This exhibition will be there until the end of June, when it will then be replaced by more items from our collections and the stories they tell

Visit our Current Display Photo Gallery

Our monthly newsletter “Nurungi”, keeps members and others advised of coming speakers or activities as well as news of the society and it contains interesting articles and snippets of historical information that have been added to the web site during the month.

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These tours are usually held on the last Sunday in April, July and October.

Tours for 2018:

  • Yaralla, 29th April
  • Rivendell – 29th July
  • Yaralla – 28th October.

More information on Open Days at Yaralla and Rivendell

If you would like to add your name to our waiting list to be notified of the next tour of these estates, complete the form.

You will be notified approximately two months prior to the date of the tour.

June Guest Speaker

A reminder that Susan Boyer will be our guest speaker on Saturday, 2nd June at 1:30 for 2:00 pm sharp.   Through her book, “Across the
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Oh, How Things Have Changed

Municipality of Concord – Population 1901 – 2,800;   1911 – 4,076;  1921 – 11,013;  1933 – 23,213;   1947 – 29,401;   1954 – 28,326;  1961 –
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In April Council receive confirmation from the NSW State Government that the iconic heritage-listed Drummoyne Reservoir and Water Tower will be sold off to the
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May Guest Speaker

Just a reminder that our May speaker, Bruce Shying, will be “spinning us a yarn” about women who went to sea in the early days
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“Do Not Forget Australia”

These words, emblazoned on banners and blackboards, are found in the French school at Villers-Bretonneux, a small village lying among green fields just south of
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Sir John Monash Centre

The Centre is named after General Sir John Monash, who led the Australian Corps with outstanding success on the Western Front in 1918, including the
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Thank you

Museums are a very important asset for any local government area. They hold the keys to the past as well as looking towards the future.
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A Pleasant Way to Pass Time

Without television, and before the days of wireless, family games were high on the list of favourite pastimes. Classics such as draughts, ludo, chess, snakes
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“Banjo” Paterson

In 1885, Paterson began submitting and having his poetry published in the Sydney edition of The Bulletin under the pseudonym of “The Banjo”, the name
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