The Burwood and District Historical Society acknowledges the original inhabitants of the area, the Dharug-speaking Wangal clan, whose land stretched along the southern shore of the Parramatta River from Darling Harbour to Parramatta and south to the Cooks River.

The Society was formed in 1978 to preserve the heritage of Burwood, NSW, Australia. Our aims are:

  • To encourage the study of our history and heritage, both of the Burwood District and Australia.
  • To promote the local heritage by encouraging members of the community to preserve and enhance aspects of our environment for ourselves and future generations.
  • To carry out and assist research and education to broaden the knowledge of local history and conservation.
  • To facilitate the collection, preservation and display of historical documents, photos and other materials.
  • To organise activities to attract and motivate members, raise funds and further our objectives.
  • To identify and work for the conservation of buildings, landmarks and our natural environment important for our cultural past, present and future.
  • To co-operate with other community groups and organisations and advise authorities on matters relating to our objectives.

The Society is a not-for-profit local community group and meets at 8 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (except for January) at:

The George Street Centre, on the corner of George and Elsie Streets, Burwood. The entrance is in George Street, on street level just up from the entrance to the Council car park, where free parking is available after 6:00 pm.