Holy Trinity Church, Concord West

Holy Trinity Church, Concord West
Illuminated Address presented to Dame Eadith Walker

Memorial gates erected by parishioners and friends commemorate philanthropist Dame Eadith Walker. Dame Eadith Campbell Walker (1861-1937), philanthropist, was born on 18 September 1861 at The Rocks, Sydney, only child…

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Who are we?

We recently received a donation of this set of framed photographs of several boats which carried the inscription:  Presented to P. Edwards, Esq., by the boys of the Concord Dinghi…

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Mortlake

Sydney is made up of many fascinating suburbs and areas, many of which are such a normal part of Sydneysiders lives that they spare little thought for the history of…

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The Parramatta Road

The Parramatta Road
Parramatta Road at the 7-mile post.

We'd like to share with you a couple of items from David Sansome's talk at our map unveiling. The photograph, circa 1900, is of Parramatta Road, Five Dock.   The…

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Jack Fisher Looks Back

Jack Fisher Looks Back
Jack Fisher looks back

Catering for the swimming fraternity in the days before Environmental Impact Statements were invented wasn't a difficult matter if the enterpreneurial activities of the Fisher family at Five Dock Bay…

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A Bucket of Rum & the Vauxhall Inn, Granville

A Bucket of Rum & the Vauxhall Inn, Granville
The Vauxhall Inn at the corner of Parramatta & Woodville Roads, Granville in 1939 after it was rebuilt. Photo: Australian National University, Noel Butlin Archives.

An interesting souvenir of the opening of the first railway in New South Wales from Sydney to Parramatta Junction is a miniature bucket. When the railway was opened on September…

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Mortlake in the 1890s

Mortlake in the 1890s
AGL Gasometers. Manager's cottage in foreground.

Mortlake was originally 30 hectares of land granted to John Miller, John Robertson and Benjamin Butcher in July 1795. This land was subsequently acquired by John Ward and then by…

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200 Years Young in July

200 Years Young in July
Military Hospital, Observatory Hill

Macquarie's Military Hospital - Fort Street School - National Trust Centre As the NSW National Trust celebrates its 70th anniversary in April this year (2015), another important `birthday' will be…

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Concord – WWI Connection

Concord – WWI Connection
The youngest soldier from Concorfd to enlist in WWI

By 1916 three hundred men from Concord had enlisted, eleven had died, twenty-one wounded and five invalided home. They went to Gallipoli, France, the deserts of Egypt and North Africa.…

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Free Beer

Free Beer
Hospital Attractions

The question of what becomes of beer confiscated by the police in raids upon sly grog shops was raised at Burwood Court yesterday. Mr. Williams S.M., said that he thought that the…

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Murder at the Parramatta toll gate, 28 May, 1814

Murder at the Parramatta toll gate, 28 May, 1814
New Toll Gate, Parramatta Road (Image credit: New Toll Gate, Parramatta by Robert Russell (1808-1900), National Gallery of Australia)

This post is about the shocking murder of two innocent men during the botched robbery of the local toll-gate at Parramatta in 1814. In addition to the two deaths another two men…

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History of Homebush Bay

History of Homebush Bay
The northern water quality pond makes up part of the parklands' water conservation plan.

When Europeans arrived in 1788 Homebush Bay consisted of extensive tidal wetlands and thick bush. The area was first known as ‘The Flats’, and was recorded by Captain John Hunter…

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City of Canada Bay Heritage Society

PO Box 152,
Concord NSW 2137
02 9744-8528

City of Canada Bay Museum

1 Bent Street,
Concord NSW 2137
02 9743-3034 (during museum hours)

Museum Hours
Wednesday and Saturday
10:00am – 4:00pm
Other times by arrangement

To enquire about the use of the Yaralla grounds for photography or any other use, use this link to the Sydney Local Health District Yaralla Estate website.