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.

Tours are now recommending – first will be Rivendell on 25th July.

Bookings on this website will be open in May

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 Need Your Help

While chatting recently about possible displays for our City of Canada Bay Museum, it was mentioned that there are many commemorative coins out there in
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The Other Twitisphere

There was an age, not a generation ago, when local news was circulated by suburban and regional newspapers. The lifeblood of such publications were the
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Said Hanrahan

“Said Hanrahan” is a poem written by the Australian bush poet John O’Brien, the pen name of Roman Catholic priest Patrick Joseph Hartigan. The poem’s earliest known publication was in July 1919
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I’m a Dinky Die Aussie

I’ve grown up Aussie style, a sun-kissed Weet Bix kid;I’ve played street cricket, broken windows then hid.I’ve choked on a fly and still been a
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From Our Collection

Pie Birds, the Whimsical Victorian-Era Baking Tool While you’ve likely heard the nursery rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence,” with its “four and twenty blackbirds baked
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Hen & Chicken Bay, Concord

Hen and Chicken Bay is a bay on the Parramatta River, in the inner-west of Sydney.  It lies approximately 8 kilometres due west of Sydney’s
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Just for Fun

Make it idiot proof, and someone will make a better idiot.He who laughs last thinks slowest!Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.When there’s a will, I
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From Our Collection

Illuminated Address When Concord postmaster H. G. Kulmar was transferred to Emmaville his fellow citizens presented him with an illumination lauding his faithful service to
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