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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 Research Centre in the historic Beulah Vista home, located at 15 Church St. Canterbury.

Mailing Address: PO Box 49, Campsie NSW 2194

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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2 days ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FlashbackFriday
Residents of Belfield on a picnic, [group portrait], Lansvale, 1927
Group of friends and neighbours from Bazentin and Boronia Street, Belfield area, who got together for picnics and other social events. This photograph could have been taken at the Hollywood Picnic Grounds on the Georges River at Lansvale.
Featured in the publication: Belfield history and memories by Rae Fortier, Lesley Muir and Canterbury & District Historical Society. [ Canterbury, NSW]: Canterbury & District Historical Society, 2002, p. 12.

Courtesy Mrs F Jeffree and Canterbury-Bankstown Local History Photograph Collection.
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2 weeks ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FlashbackFriday
Rev J. Dinning of Lakemba, [portrait], ca 1888
Reverend J Dinning was the Pastor at Lakemba Congregational Church, 147 Lakemba Street, Lakemba from 1886 to 1890. The photograph was not dated but was probably taken during his term as pastor. The church was known as Punchbowl for the first nine months of 1872, Essex Hill from 1872 to 1899; Belmore from 1899 to 1912, and Lakemba from 1912.
Photo courtesy of Beryl Atkinson and Canterbury-Bankstown Local History Photograph Collection.
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4 weeks ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

Flash Back: Remembrance Day honouring the Campsie 2194 Boys ...

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