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Sugar Mill
Sugar Mill

Founded in 1962, with one of the aims being to gather historical records of the Canterbury District, the Society has since the mid 1980's operated a Family and Local History Reasearch Centre in the historic Beulah Vista home, located in Church St. Canterbury.

The aim of the Society is....

  • To encourage the study of history, both of the Canterbury District and Australia.
  • To collect records and objects relating to Canterbury's history.
  • To publish journals, periodicals and books relating to the history of Canterbury.
  • Membership Fees:  
  • Regular Member; $20 per annum,                                    Pensioner, Senior, Student, $15 per annum,                    Families/Institutions, $25 per annum                               Supporter/Friends Member (non voting) $5 per annum

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Canterbury & District Historical Society shared NewSouth Books Australia's photo. ...

Botany fishermen and their boats, moored near the mouth of the Cooks River in 1938. Environmental historian Ian Tyrrell's 'River Dreams' tells the stories of the river - of its Indigenous owners, the nineteenth century industry with the sugar mill and tanneries, to the present rerouted, rehabilitated, and much treasured river (now no fishing boats allowed!) Available Feb 2018, preorder now: www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/river-dreams/

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Canterbury & District Historical Society shared City of Canterbury Bankstown's post. ...

#FlashbackFriday This picture from the 1930s shows the Howlett family's home at what is now 613 Homer Street, Kingsgrove. The Howletts owned and operated Howlett's Dairy from this property from the early 1920s to about 1945. #whereinterestinghappens #history

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The first meeting for 2018 will be on Tuesday 23rd January, 7.30pm Senior Citizens Centre, Redman Pde Belmore.
Guest Speaker, Pauline Garland, Topic, Cemeteries of the Inner West.
Membership fees for 2018 are due to be paid prior to the February AGM
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Canterbury Historical Society Meeting

January 23, 2018, 7:30pm - January 23, 2018, 9:30pm

The first meeting for 2018 will be on Tuesday 23rd January, 7.30pm Senior Citizens Centre, Redman Pde Belmore. Guest Speaker, Pauline Garland, Topic, Cemeteries of the Inner West. Membership fees for 2018 are due to be paid prior to the February AGM

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Here is a photo of old yellowed pages of the newspaper Hurlstone Park "Flash" C1967 ( ancient according to my grandsons in living memory for Deidre, Colin and Kerin) found lining the shelves of a bookcase and cupboard at Beulah Vista. ...

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Working Bee at Beulah Vista on Monday. Colin, Deidre, Michelle and Kerin were joined by Kerin's two grandsons Ethan and Logan, who helped move a book case and a desk into our display room in preparation for our new Canterbury Heritage Room. The boys helped clear the outdated display boards and then helped Colin choose items for display. They tried out the old typewriter, weighed themselves on the vintage scales. The boys also enjoyed Deidre and Kerin's stories about cooking and burning toast in a toaster similar to the one on display.
We plan to have our Heritage Room ready for visitors by March. Come along to one of our Open Days to view, look and touch the items on display.
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