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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 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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👀 FLASHBACK: This undated photo shows what Canterbury Hospital, which celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, looked like in the past. Times may have changed but it's still servicing the community! ...

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Fletchers Dairy truck, Kingsgrove, ca 1950s
Fletchers Dairy truck parked on Sharp Street, Kingsgrove ( now known as Kingsgrove Road, Clemton Park ) just up the road from the car factory. There were 156 cattle, eleven ( 11 ) milk cows ( extra milk was purchased from the Co-op ), eleven carts ( 11 ) carts and twelve ( 12 ) to forteen ( 14 ) horses. The diary farm was located on the corner of Kingsgrove Road and Chisholm Avenue, Clemtom Park. The land was leased from about 1938 and by 1942 the family operated three ( 3 ) milk runs. Motorised trucks were purchased in the late 1950s.
Courtesy Merle Dibden and City of Canterbury Bankstown Local History Photograph Collection
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1st Ashbury Scouts, [group portrait], ca 1920s
City of Canterbury Bankstown Local History Photograph Collection
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Earlwood Public School, Mothers Club Concert, 1959
Members of the Earlwood Public School Mothers Club performing the "Charleston" at an Earlwood Public School Mothers Club Concert. Left to right: Gwen Phillips; Emily Hopkins; Joyce Green; Shirley Newman; Meg Thompson.
Courtesy of Canterbury-Bankstown Local History Photographic Collection.
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2020 has been named "International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife." Here are some from 100 years ago.
Campsie Red Cross Influenza Workers, [group portrait], 1919
Left to right: Standing: 2. Mrs Ingram; 3. Mrs Burdette. Seated: 1. Mrs Attenborough; 4. Mrs Harding; 5. Mrs Gutridge. Front: Mrs Bradney.
Courtesy of Canterbury-Bankstown Local History Photographic Collection.
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