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

Tours of the Yaralla Estate (Dame Eadith Walker Convalescent Hospital) are usually held on the last Sunday in April and October.

Tours of “Rivendell” (The Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital) are usually held on the last Sunday in July.

Link to 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, click the “Sign up here” button.

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

Tours have been suspended for the near future

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.

Click the “Subscribe to Nurungi” button to receive the latest “Nurungi” newsletter

  • 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

We’re Covid Safe

The City of Canada Bay Museum is now fully Covid compliant. We have registered with the NSW Government and have been allocated our own QR code, which is displayed at
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Useful Items

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Sydney’s First Harbour Tunnel

The “first” Sydney Harbour tunnel built about a century ago has been largely forgotten. The tunnel, dug under Sydney’s harbour at its narrowest point between Greenwich in the north and
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What’s on at the Museum

On Wednesday 20th January, in conjunction with the Concord Library, we hosted “Storytime at the Museum” for youngsters from the area. Unfortunately, the attendance was not as great as we
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Without Volunteers We Couldn’t Exist

To our dedicated and hard-working volunteers -Bob, Benson, Pam, Andrew, Lois, John, Kay, Sharon, Lorna, Janice, Alan, Patricio and Jeanette (and Roz and Margo who couldn’t join us for our
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The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway

This special Memorial in Concord West has taken a powerful step forward in its ultimate goal of attaining recognition as a Military Memorial of National Significance.  Federal, State and Local
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