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Explore a place you have never been before, Campbelltown's past.
Visit Glenalvon, the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society.



The Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society have been involved, since 1947, in helping preserve the history of the greater Campbelltown area. We are one of the oldest, and most respected historical societies in Australia.


Our region, explored and settled by colonists in the early days of Australia's history, was officially declared "The District of Campbelltown and Airds" by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1820. With names taken from his wife Elizabeth's maiden name, "Campbell", and her family estate in Scotland, "Airds", the region became to a large extent the bread basket of early Sydney. Its' history of exploration, development, growth and expansion are part of the wealth of information we hope to provide you, our visitor with, on this website and others through the links provided within.


We are located in Glenalvon house, described by the National Trust as "exceptional". Classic Georgian Glenalvon, in its heritage gardens, is a Campbelltown landmark. The House is open 2nd Saturday and 4th Saturday of every month, February to the end of November, 10 am to 1.00 pm, and by appointment.


The links below, and others on this page, lead to further information, and topics of historical interest, enjoy exploring our site.


P.S. New members are always welcome. Come explore history with us.




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Open day Saturday 10th December is unfortuntly cancelled.
Due to urgent repairs to the building, Glenalvon will be closed.
The next open day will as part of the Handmade and Home Grown Markets on Sunday 18th December.
Apologies for any inconvenience.



Society Shop Purchases

Due to technical issues we advise that until further notice any purchases of society publications should be made by emailing the society rather than using the shopping cart on our websites.

You may use the Society shop to view and choose publications, simply note the name of the publication and email us  at:  secretary@cahs.com.au or president@cahs.com.au.

We will reply quickly, advising costs, delivery,  and payment options.

If you wish to apply for membership you can download a membership application form HERE


Feel like shopping? Our store is now open!

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 The latest News page was up-dated... 


"Open Mornings at Glenalvon. Until the end of the year the open morning on 1st Monday of the month has been cancelled. Instead we will be open on the 3rd Sunday each month to coincide with the Homegrown and Handmade Markets. Please see our Latest News link for all the details of Society activities."



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Phone: 0246251822 | PO Box: 257, Campbelltown NSW 2560

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