Canberra and District Historical Society (CDHS)

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Canberra and District Historical Society (CDHS)

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  • Community

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Dirección (calle)

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




Australian Capital Territory

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02 6281 2929



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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

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

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.

Estructura administrativa

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

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



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

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

Information on the resources held is progressively being added to the online catalogue of the collection (see
Gibbney, L J, Historical records of the ACT, Canberra and District Historical Society, 1990.
For further publications, see

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Horario de apertura

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

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

Advance notice of visit preferable.


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Servicios para la investigación

General reference assistance available. For information about research services, see

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Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

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