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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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Upcoming Events - Sptember 2023.

Saturday 9th September - Glenalvon Open - 10am to 1pm.

Sunday 17th September - Glenalvon open - 10am to 1pm - coinciding with Homegrown and Handmade Markets.

Saturday 23rd September - Glenalvon Open - 10am to 1pm.

Saturday 23rd September - CAHS General Meeting - starting 1.30pm.
 Speaker: Fran Musico-Rullo. Topic: "Campbelltown and the Vietnam War".  




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.org.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!

Click here To visit!


 The latest News page was up-dated 15th March 2023



"Open Mornings at Glenalvon.

Open Mornings 10am - 1pm will continue on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month, February - November.

However the open morning of the 1st Monday has now been changed to the 3rd Sunday of each month, February - December to coincide with the Homegrown Markets. Devonshire teas will be available on the April, June, August and October Sundays.

Please see our Latest News link for all the details of Society activities."



©Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society Inc,  8 Lithgow Street Campbelltown NSW, 2560

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

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