City of Canada Bay Heritage Society

About our Society

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

Use this link to view more information on the history of the City of Canada Bay Heritage 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

Canada Bay Local Government Area map

Latest News and Events

Sunday, July 31, 2016 -
9:30am to 2:00pm

Our next Open Day at Rivendell (Thomas Walker Hospital) will be on Sunday, 31st July, 2016.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Image: Louisa Collins, Last Woman Hanged in NSW

In January 1889 Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Speaker Jan Worthington will talk about Laurence Halloran: sailor, schoolteacher, murderer, bigamist, poet, imposter, preacher, bankrupt and convicted forger.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Speaker Alasdair McGregor will talk about Australia's first great architect - the "grand stylist" of early Sydney - Greenway was born in Bristol into a building family.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Andrew Tink tells the story of Australia in the twentieth century, from Federation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Saturday, February 6, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

The story of Tom Wills - flawed genius, sporting libertine, fearless leader and agitator, and the man most often credited with creating the game we now know as Australian Rules Football.