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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 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 NSW State Archives's photo. ...

We feel safer already! Croydon Park Public School - road safety team in 1936. NRS15051 - School photograph collection

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Do you live in one of these lovely houses? ...

HURLSTONE PARK Throw Back Thursday Harris, M.A, 1917. Where to live: ABC guide to Sydney and suburbs, giving particulars of about 100 districts in and around Sydney with numerous illustrations / compiled by M.A. Harris. Sydney, N.S.W.: Marchant & Co. Ltd.

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Heritage Canterbury
The Canterbury area was serviced by Horse Buses in the late 1870's. "these services were slow uncomfortably overcrowded, and there were many complaints about sydney's inadequate transport, especially from developers and estate agents, who saw a great deal of potential for profit in the acres of vacant land around Sydney. Several schemes for a railway line to Illawarra and a North Circular and South Circular line were floated, but no government stayed in power long enough to be able to build them" Source:
The Bankstown Line, Sydenham to Belmore 1895, Lesley Muir

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Amendment to previous post
Pte Craggs and Kilpatrick of Campsie both died

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Open Day has just finished for this month, 1 visitor who loved Beulah Vista.
7 members who did some general tidying up, watering plants, added more info to our computer data base, managed our accounts and put more info in our heritage room.
We chatted with our visitor had coffee and cookies.
A pleasant Saturday afternoon.
Come and visit us next month

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