Welcome to the City of Canada Bay Heritage Society

The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society was formed by the amalgamation of Concord Heritage Society and Drummoyne & Districts Historical Society.


Our aims:

  • 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

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Latest News and Events

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:30pm
Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago
Guest speaker

When Australia was first settled in 1788 at Sydney Cove, juris diction extended over the eastern half of the continent, up to the current border of Western Australia.Isaac Nichols, acting as Assistant Naval Officer, had been appointed to take charge of mail arriving in the Colony on 25 April 1809. This date is regarded as the genesis of the Post Office in Australia. A letter in the early days often took a year or more to reach its destination.This talk traces the development of the postal service in the colony of NSW

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 1:30pm
Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago
Guest speaker

It all began in colonial Sydney - cutlasses, pistols, hangings and floggings. The slapping of ship’s halyards in Sydney Cove. Narrow, cobbled, dirty roads. Soldiers, traders, sailors and settlers. Rum shops, greasy steakhouses and mean hovels. From this early 19th century melee Lachlan Macquarie began to mould and develop a social and civil infrastructure from the shabby one that existed in the penal colony into a future nation that we now know as Australia.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
Yaralla, Thomas Walker, Eadith Walker, history, heritage

An opportunity to take a guided tour of the grounds and some outer building on this estate and to learn about the history and heritage of the Walker family and the estate.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 1:30pm, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 1:30pm, Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 1:30pm
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
Movie, Comedy

"Codgers" follow five everyday Aussie "codgers" who meet at the gym each week to exercise, chew the fat, sling off, sing and have a $*@#+! laugh! Starring Shane Porteous and Ron Haddrick.

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
French Canadian Exiles, Longbottom Stockade, Lower Canada Rebellion of 1838

Why are we called the City of Canada Bay?

Come and learn more about what led to these Canadians being exiled to Sydney, where they were housed in the Longbottom Stockade at Concord.

A step-by-step look, through photographs, about the background of the Longbottom PATRIOT rebel prisoners - from their capture in the 1838 Lower Canadian Rebellion to their voyage to Australia, and beyond.

The speaker will be Pierre Marcoux, a descendant of the one prisoner who remained in Australia following the pardoning of the exiles and their return to Canada.