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

Our very popular MONTHLY TALKS are now able to resume.  However, due to Covid Safe restrictions, there is a limit on the number who can attend.  All visitors need to book a place and to register attendance via the QR Code requirements. 

If you would like to be advised about future speakers and their subjects you can add your name to our waiting list by clicking the “Sign up here” button. very

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.

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

“…On the Sunny Side of the Street”

The subdivision of land for housing at the end of the nineteenth century fundamentally changed Concord and its surrounding districts, transforming what was essentially a rural district of orchards, small
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Did You See the Gypsies?

Did you see the gypsies on the road to Mlttagong, or Hordern’s tree on Razorback, when it was growing strong?Did you go in search of old Bea Miles when exams
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The Hordern Tree

The Hordern business was originally established by a free immigrant from England, Anthony Hordern, in 1823, as a drapery shop. A further large menswear store was later opened in upper
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Hazel King, OAM

Our member and dedicated guide for the Walker Open Days, Hazel King, was recently awarded an OAM for her service to horticulture and to community history. Over 90 years ago
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The Arnott’s Biscuit Tins

Arnott’s always had a good eye for advertising.  There were colourful posters that shops could put in their window, but it was for its tins that Arnott’s was always justly
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I Grew up in Concord

Extract from my autobiography (an unfinished project) by Peter Bryant In the 1920s, some of Concord’s large estates like “Yaralla” on the Parramatta River, were subdivided and made available for
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