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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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Local Olympians of the past--The Konrad Kids--Ilsa and John (Janis) KonradJohn Konrad first learnt to swim at a migrant camp after the family immigrated from Germany. Both he and his younger sister, Ilsa, went on to have remarkable swimming careers, living and training in our own LGA. John, a freestyle swimmer, won the 1500 metre freestyle gold at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. He also won two Olympic bronze medals and 3 Commonwealth Games gold medals, set 26 individual world records and helped set 6 relay world records.Ilsa Konrads, also a freestyle swimmer, won a silver medal in the 4×100 metre freestyle relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics. and set 13 individual world records during her career.Ilsa and John attended Revesby Primary School where one of the teachers was Don Talbot, who was also an assistant to Frank Guthrie at the Bankstown Swimming Pool. Every day Ilsa and her elder brother John cycled to the Bankstown pool before sunrise for a two-hour training session, then returned home for breakfast and then school. After school, they would cycle back to the pool and repeat the training regimen. Our own Olympians! Canterbury-Bankstown has contributed some great competitors to the world of sport and, with the Olympics on our screens, we thought we'd look back at some of our past greats.#Olympics #olympian #localhistory #Cbcity #whereinterestinghappens Photo and article: The Australian Women's Weekly, Wednesday 22 January 1958 ...
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Puzzle time! Where was this building and what was its purpose?#FlashbackFriday Courtesy City of Canterbury Bankstown Local History Photograph Collection ...
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Flash Back: Canterbury Rd & Beamish St, Campsie, 1883. Known as Dan's Corner. Stay safe this long weekend constituents of Canterbury 💙♥️ ...
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Here's one for our car lovers. A FJ Holden parked on Nelson Street in Belmore. Year of manufacture?! #FlashbackFriday Courtesy City of Canterbury Bankstown Local History Photograph Collection ...
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Beulah Vista will be closed on Saturday 3rd April (Easter Weekend)Happy Easter 🐣 ...
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