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 training grounds for Australian and American soldiers, while local industries were geared to war production, producing everything from ships (and the paint to paint them with) to ration packs for soldiers.
It was a time of long hours of hard work and leisure hours given over to voluntary work. The war affected the lives of every man, woman and child in the community.
Join us at our museum on 6th May to hear David Sansome, our Local Studies Librarian, tell us of the immense involvement of the industries and people of Concord and Drummoyne (now City of Canada Bay) in supporting our country’s war efforts.