Devotion, Strength, Dignity and Courage
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Devotion, Strength, Dignity and Courage

Often when we talk about early colonial history of Australia we mention great governors such as Major General Lachlan Macquarie (1810-1821), or the 1808 Rum Rebellion agitator Mr. John Macarthur. However, what if we explored the lives of each of their wives, Elizabeth and Elizabeth? On Saturday 3rd September, City of Canada Bay Heritage Museum…

The Philosophy of Ambiguity
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The Philosophy of Ambiguity

For those who love the philosophy of ambiguity (as well as the idiosyncrasies of English).One tequila, two tequila, three tequila,  floor!Atheism is a non-prophet organisation.If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self-help section?”  She said if she…

Bean’s Anzac Book shaped how Australians think about Gallipoli.

Bean’s Anzac Book shaped how Australians think about Gallipoli.

One man is central to Australia’s understanding of its protracted defeat at Gallipoli a century ago.  C.E.W. (Charles) Bean, Australian War Correspondent, Official Historian and unofficial curator of the Anzac legend. Bean’s overwhelming influence over how Australians remember Gallipoli, Anzacs and the Great War is undeniable and nowhere more evident than in his first Anzac…

How to Stay Young

How to Stay Young

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay “them.” 2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. 3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. “An idle mind is the devil’s…

Vale Harry Kimble

Vale Harry Kimble

Harry was a valued member of our Society.  Military history was one of his passions, and his immense knowledge was extremely helpful any time we were arranging new displays around our collection of militaria.  He was also an intrepid traveller, visiting many places around the world where the average traveller would never think to visit. …

From Our Collection

From Our Collection

Two Newspapers – written by soldiers, for soldiers. Among the treasures recently rediscovered in the museum’s archives are two special edition newspapers from April 1935. The newspapers were printed to mark ANZAC Day, a commemoration that did not become a day of national remembrance until 1927. Previously, individual states observed the occasion in their own…