Canberra and District Historical Society (CDHS)

Identity area

Identifier

daa/16

Authorized form of name

Canberra and District Historical Society (CDHS)

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Community

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

Curtin Shopping Centre
Postal address: PO Box 315, Curtin ACT 2605

Locality

Canberra

Region

Australian Capital Territory

Country name

Postal code

2605

Telephone

02 6281 2929

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Canberra and District Historical Society is one of the oldest community organisations in Canberra, founded in December 1953.

The Society is dedicated to :


  • encouraging the study of the history of Canberra and district, and of Australia in relation to it
  • promoting the compilation of authentic historical records
  • preserving historical material and places of historic and aesthetic interests, and to
  • fostering the interchange of information through talks, discussions, excursions and exhibitions.

For a history of the society, see http://www.canberrahistory.org.au/about.asp#history

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Members elect a Council of twelve members to direct and manage the business of the Society. Council includes a president, two vice-presidents, and a treasurer. Committees of Council plan and organise the activities and services offered by the Society.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

History relating to people, places etc of the Australian Capital Territory.

Buildings

Holdings

Resources include:

  • Books and pamphlets
  • Journals
  • Original documents: Research papers and personal papers
  • Photographs and Original Artworks: The Resource Centre holds an extensive collection of photographs as well as a collection of original artworks
  • Audiovisual materials: There is a separate listing of taped events and personalities
  • Maps: A selection of historic maps is available
  • Realia
  • Newspaper clippings.

For further information, see http://www.canberrahistory.org.au/resources.asp

Finding aids, guides and publications

Information on the resources held is progressively being added to the online catalogue of the collection (see http://www.canberrahistory.org.au/resources.asp)
Publications:
Gibbney, L J, Historical records of the ACT, Canberra and District Historical Society, 1990.
For further publications, see http://www.canberrahistory.org.au/publications.asp

Access area

Opening times

Office hours are:
Tuesdays 11am-5pm
Wednesdays 11am-2pm
Saturdays 10am-12 noon.

Access conditions and requirements

Advance notice of visit preferable.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

General reference assistance available. For information about research services, see http://www.canberrahistory.org.au/resources.asp

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Curtin Shopping Centre Postal address: PO Box 315, Curtin ACT 2605
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2605