April Guest Speaker

Just a reminder that our speaker on Saturday, 1st April at 2:00 pm at the museum will be Dr. Pam Lofthouse telling us about the Toll Houses in the 19th Century.   For more information see “Events”.

Is Your Home Fire Safe?

If you missed our last talk on “Fire Safety in the Home for Seniors” you missed meeting some great guys who gave us lots of information to makes our homes more safe. Unfortunately, due to being called out straight after the talk they didn’t have time t … Continue reading “Is Your Home Fire Safe?”

Tell us Your Story

Do you have a special memory, something unforgettable that happened to you?  Perhaps a cherished belonging that tells a story?  Maybe just happy memories you’d like to share?   The City of Canada Bay Libraries would like you to share these memories wit … Continue reading “Tell us Your Story”

May Guest Speaker: David Sansome, “WWII & the Canada Bay Connection”

The impact of the Second World War on the local community in Canada Bay is, in many ways, a reflection of the experience of Australia at that time.  It was an “all-in” war, placing extraordinary demands on everyone. Parts of the local area became train … Continue reading “May Guest Speaker: David Sansome, “WWII & the Canada Bay Connection””

What is Nabo

Nabo is the private, local social network being used in more than 7,500 suburbs across Australia to help neighbours connect and get the best out of their local area. Once you become a member you can ask other locals for help, share recommendations, spr … Continue reading “What is Nabo”

Murder at the Parramatta toll gate, 28 May, 1814

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 were almost executed for a crime they did not commit. On the fateful eveni … Continue reading “Murder at the Parramatta toll gate, 28 May, 1814”

Old George Street – A Chapter in Old Sydney

Exploring the oldest road in Australia, George Street.  The content is from a frail old book The Story of Old George Street – A Chapter in Old Sydney (1920) by Charles H. Bertie. The book includes the history, the landmarks and buildings plus all the c … Continue reading “Old George Street – A Chapter in Old Sydney”

St Ambrose Catholic Primary School, Concord West

The opening of Concord West railway station in 1887 led to an increase of population in that area and the Catholic Church saw the need to establish a church so, in 1921, land on the corner of Queen & Stuart Streets was purchased to build St. Ambros … Continue reading “St Ambrose Catholic Primary School, Concord West”

The Original Abbotsford House

Sir Arthur Renwick The NSW suburb of Abbotsford was originally part of Five Dock farm and takes its name from our own Abbotsford House.   Our Abbotsford House was built in 1878 by Sir Arthur Renwick (1837-1908), a doctor, politician and philanthropist. … Continue reading “The Original Abbotsford House”