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To coincide with NSW Seniors Festival, City of Canada Bay Heritage Society will be presenting a ‘Virtual Tour of Yaralla’.

The presentation explores the fascinating story of Yaralla from the original land grant to Isaac Nichols through the ownership of the Walker families to its contemporary use as a health facility. The presentation includes many rarely seen early photographs of Yaralla. The ‘virtual tour’ will be held at the City Canada Bay Museum on Saturday, 9 April 2016 at 2pm.

For those interested in seeing the Yaralla Estate as it is today, City of Canada Bay Heritage Society will be hosting an open day on Sunday, 24 April 2016. Bookings can be made online.

Yaralla Open Day

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The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society once again will be hosting an open day at Yaralla on Sunday, 26 April 2014.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a guided tour of the stables, dairy, squash court and gardens of the Yaralla Estate. There will also be a display of historic photographs, Vintage Cars and a petting zoo for children. Bookings are essential.

During the First World War, Eadith Walker, the owner of Yaralla, was a great supporter of the Red Cross and injured soldiers. In April 1917 she loaned her other residence, Shuna at Leura in the Blue Mountains, as a convalescent hospital for soldiers with tuberculosis. The photograph shows a wounded lieutenant at a Yaralla garden party in 1918.

City of Canada Bay Heritage Society

The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society was formed last Friday following the merging of the Concord Heritage Society and Drummoyne and Districts Historical Society. Both societies have over many years played an important role in fostering awareness of local heritage. Since 2009 the two societies have worked closely in developing the City of Canada Bay Museum.

City of Canada Bay Mayor, Angelo Tsirekas commented, “We need to promote and preserve the heritage of our community and through this Society, we have an opportunity to preserve the local identity of Canada Bay for future generations.”

The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society provides a great opportunity for local residents to become involved in projects of lasting value to our community.