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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 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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5 days ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

Presbyterian Church in Campsie.
The postmark on the back of this postcard is:
"Campsie, 24 December 1908".

Photo is courtesy of Mavis Mecham and Canterbury-Bankstown Local History Photograph Collection.
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Pleasant afternoon at Beulah Vista, sun steaming in the front door, a pleasant breeze through the back doors.
Colin provided a tour and talk for our visitors and we spent a pleasant time enjoying chatting all things history over coffee tea and laminations
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2 weeks ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FlashbackFriday Beamish Street, Campsie, 1988.
#whereinterestinghappens #history
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2 weeks ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FlashbackFriday
Ahh Summer is nearly here
Roselands Swimming Pool, main pool, 1970
Looking north west across the main pool of Roselands Swimming and Aquatic Centre. Right centre, is the deep end of the pool. The grandstand is the long low building in the centre and the plant room is the two storey building on the end - right of the centre of the picture.
#CBLeisure&Aquatics
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3 weeks ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FlashbackFriday
Mrs Annie Matilda Fell reading in the garden of her home on George Street, south side, (now Canterbury Road), between Floss and Church Streets, Canterbury. The site of the home was near the Canterbury Palace Picture Theatre.
Annie Matilda Fell nee Miller was born on "Bramshott", Cook's River, Canterbury on 7 June 1849 to parents, Samuel and Mary Miller nee Bartlett. She was the youngest of 7 children born to the couple. Annie Matilda married Robert Henry Fell at St Paul's Church of England, Church Street, Canterbury on 2 November 1878. The couple had 5 children, none of whom married due an inherited medical problem. Annie Matilda Fell died at Canterbury on 17 May 1932 and was buried at st Paul's Church of England, Church Street, Canterbury the following day. She is buried in the same plot as her parents, Samuel and Mary Miller.

Courtesy of Canterbury-Bankstown Local History Photograph Collection
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