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

Just for Fun

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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 the community over almost two
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What is an Illuminated Address

Despite what people tend to think, an Illuminated Address is not something you switch on and off like a light bulb. These were once important components of a celebration of
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When I’m an Old Lady

When I’m an old lady, I’ll live with each kidAnd bring so much happiness – just as they did.I want to pay back all the joy they’ve provided,Returning each deed!  
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Sydney’s First Car

By far the biggest change in transport occurred with the arrival of the motor car, though it was slow to make its impact initially as its was only affordable by
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Zoeller Memorial Gates, Concord

Concord’s New Light – Electricity for Gas – Memorial Gates to Mr. Zoeller To celebrate the installation of electric street lighting and the opening of the Zoeller memorial gates at
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