The City of Canada Bay Museum was officially opened on Saturday, 16 May 2009. It is managed by volunteers with support from Council.
The Museum features a collection that has been sourced from all over the City and ranges from 1915 to the 1970s. Included in the collection are items that uniquely represent the history of the City of Canada Bay, such as Arnott's and Bushells memorabilia.
Many items can be found at the Museum including an extensive collection of toys, material from World War I and II, fashion, household and office items, silver and china collections, sports memorabilia, local industry items such as the Victor mower and the brass fire fighter’s helmet.
1 Bent Street, Concord NSW
Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
Group visits by arrangment.
For more information, please contact the Museum on 9744 8528 or visit the Concord Heritage Society.
Interesting facts from the City of Canada Bay Museum
Ever wondered where the iconic Aussie rotary mower, Victa, originated?
Mervyn Victor Richardson took "borrowing your neighbours lawn mower" to a whole new level when he laid eyes on the petrol-driven rotary mower designed by neighbour Lawrence Hall, a Marine Engineer, in 1948. Hall invented it so he could easily mow his mother's lawn and the grounds of the Cabarita Speedboat Club. It was the first of its type made in Australia and the one on which all modern mowers are based. Richardson was so impressed he gained permission to "borrow" the idea and went on to build and develop the Victa Mower, the Aussie icon which "turned grass into lawn".
Visit our Museum and see both the original Mowhall mower and the 128th Victa made.
Information provided by Lois Michel, City of Canada Bay Museum.