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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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15 hours ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

FLASHBACK to the entrance to Canterbury Aquatics in the 1990s 🏊‍♀️ Many wonderful summer memories were created in this spot. What is your favourite memory of Canterbury Aquatics? ...

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1 week ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

FLASHBACK to 100 years ago when the Hurlstone Park Choral Society began with 19 members. The small group grew to become the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and this year they celebrate their centenary!

Here they are performing 'Messiah' in Sydney Town Hall in 1957. Read the history of the choir in The Sydney Morning Herald: bit.ly/2uOTiG7
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Open Day at Beulah Vista
Cancelled
Due to expected extremely high temperatures
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2 months ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FlashbackFriday
Residents of Belfield on a picnic, [group portrait], Lansvale, 1927
Group of friends and neighbours from Bazentin and Boronia Street, Belfield area, who got together for picnics and other social events. This photograph could have been taken at the Hollywood Picnic Grounds on the Georges River at Lansvale.
Featured in the publication: Belfield history and memories by Rae Fortier, Lesley Muir and Canterbury & District Historical Society. [ Canterbury, NSW]: Canterbury & District Historical Society, 2002, p. 12.

Courtesy Mrs F Jeffree and Canterbury-Bankstown Local History Photograph Collection.
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2 months ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FlashbackFriday
Rev J. Dinning of Lakemba, [portrait], ca 1888
Reverend J Dinning was the Pastor at Lakemba Congregational Church, 147 Lakemba Street, Lakemba from 1886 to 1890. The photograph was not dated but was probably taken during his term as pastor. The church was known as Punchbowl for the first nine months of 1872, Essex Hill from 1872 to 1899; Belmore from 1899 to 1912, and Lakemba from 1912.
Photo courtesy of Beryl Atkinson and Canterbury-Bankstown Local History Photograph Collection.
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