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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.

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The Anzac Memorial Plaque is now in place on the gate post at Beulah Vista. Next time you are in Canterbury stop and have a look. ...

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On Saturday the 3rd June we had the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the Centenary of Anzac. twenty members and visitors attended the unveiling and stayed to enjoy the light lunch provided by the members of the society. The plaque will be positioned on the gate post and commemorates those of Canterbury"s boys who served and died in WW1. Please take the time to look at the plaque next time you are in Church St Canterbury ...

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Centenary of Anzac, Unveiling of a Plaque at Beulah Vista this Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 12 midday prior to our regular Open Day. ...

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At our regular meeting on Tuesday we had two visitors Barbara and Kerrie-Ann. We were pleased you could join us. Our guest speaker was one of our favourites, Bruce Shying. Bruce entertaimed us once again with his stories of a day in the life of a sailor. We learnt about a "square meal" and that the phrase "not enough rooom to swing a cat" should be not enough room to swing a cot. Referencing sailors who would swing their cot (hammock) between hooks on a wall when in a doss house ( boarding house) when on shore. ...

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