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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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1 week ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FlashbackFriday The intersection of Riverview Road and Homer Street, Earlwood in the 1940s and now.
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2 weeks ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FactoftheWeek Hurlstone Park was first known as 'Wattle Hill' and then 'Fernhill'. A 1910 referendum decided the name 'Hurlstone', named after the nearby Hurlstone College. 'Park' was added at the request of the Railways Department, to avoid confusion with the western NSW town of Hillston.
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Afternoon tea and a talk by Colin about Beulah Vista ...

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3 weeks ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FactoftheWeek In the 1903 federal election, the first in which women were eligible to be candidates, Selina Siggins became the first woman to stand for the House of Representatives. In 1928, she would move from Bathurst to Ashbury, where she remained until her death in 1964.
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4 weeks ago

Canterbury & District Historical Society

#FlashbackFriday Beamish Street, Campsie, in 1911 and now. ...

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