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

Sunday, October 26, 2014 (All day)
Posted 1 week 2 days ago
Yaralla, Eadith Walker, Thomas Walker

We again have the opportunity of showing people around this historic estate and talking about Thomas Walker and his daughter, Dame Eadith and the roles they played in the history and heritage of the area.

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 2:00pm
Posted 1 week 2 days ago

A wedding dress, a christening gown, a sewing machine, an historic house . . . what stories do they reveal about the lives of nineteenth century women? And are those stories being told? Why do we celebrate and remember pioneer women primarily as housebound wives and mothers when they were far more than that? Let's take a close look at heritage sites in Sydney and further afield and, using everyday objects, uncover some new stories about nineteenth century women that go beyond the domestic.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 2:00pm
Posted 1 week 2 days ago
WWII, Salvation Army, Great Depression

The story of a Scottish lad who emigrated to Australia in search of work. The Great Depression had him walking the length of Victoria looking for work. The Second World War offerer those hungry men "the King's shilling" and he enlisted as a bandsman in the 2/14th Battalion AIF.
It's also the story of a young lass who, during the Second World War, served a Salvation Army Officer in the South Queenland Division, where she came face-to-face with poverty, loneliness and grief of the women left behind.
These two met and married and raised their family here.

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 4:45pm
Posted 1 week 2 days ago
World War I, Concord War Memorials, Menin Gate Memorial, Seabrook Brothers, Horder

A tribute to those who served in the First World War. Visit to learn more about three brothers who were tragically killed on their first day of fighting; the youngest Concord resident to enlist; the Honour Board from Rhodes Methodist Church and the soldiers it honours; the City of Canada Bay War Memorials; the Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium, dedicated to those who lie in unknown graves.
See pictures, read stories, see memorabilia

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
talk, World War I, Yaralla, Governor General

For more information see front page of August "Nurungi"

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