Welcome to the City of Canada Bay Heritage Society

The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society was formed by the amalgamation of Concord Heritage Society and Drummoyne & Districts Historical Society.

 

Our aims:

  • To foster interest in and inform the community of the heritage - historically and culturally – of the City of Canada Bay LGA

  • To promote the preservation, restoration, conservation, maintenance and use of all places, buildings, monuments, etc., of historic, architectural, cultural and environmental significance within the area.

  • To acquire and preserve for the Society, books, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, oral histories, etc., as may be considered to have a bearing on the history of the area.

  • To establish and conduct a social history museum.

  • To foster interchange of information among members of the Society and any other interested people, by talks, readings, discussions, exhibitions of heritage, historical and archival material, and excursions.

  • To affiliate and co-operate with other Societies and Institutions having objects similar to those of this Society

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Latest News and Events

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Posted 1 month 23 hours ago
Thomas Walker, Rivendell

We are privileged to be holding another Open Day at Yaralla. Please note that bookings to do the guided tours through the main building are essential. See Poster for details. Check web site for information about the day.

Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 1:00pm
Posted 1 month 23 hours ago
Banjo Paterson, Bush Poet, Australian Poet, $10 note, talk, Gregory Blazell

In 1885 Paterson began submitting and having his poetry published in the Sydney edition of The Bulletin under the pseudonym of "The Banjo", the name of a favourite horse.

In 1890, as "The Banjo", he wrote "The Man From Snowy River", a poem which caught the heart of the nation and, in 1895, had a collection of his works published under that name. This book is the most-sold collection of Australian bush poetry and is still being reprinted today.

In his lifetime Paterson was second only to Rudyard Kipling in popularity among living poets writing in English. Paterson also became a journalist, lawyer, jockey, soldier and a farmer,.