You'll find a treasure trove of articles here on subjects relevant to the City of Canterbury. The City of Canterbury is a local government area in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Canterbury is located 11 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district. We encourage you to add your own information and memories, no need to ask us - Search for relevant pages and click the 'edit' button, or create your own page. Check out the Guide to Canterbury Commons
War and Canterbury
Discover Canterbury District's contribution to the war efforts both overseas and on the home front. Access the biographies of 1,911 WWI volunteers, support from the home front, monuments, memorials, anti-German feeling, War Service Homes.
Explore the history and people of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, an Australian professional rugby league football club based in Belmore.
How do I find stuff?
If you know what you're looking for, get straight into it with the search bar. Check out the top of this page (and every page too!) and type in relevant keywords before clicking Go. Alternatively click the search button to go to the search page.
If you'd like see what's around, check out our Subjects Page which features categorised lists of articles including suburb history, schools, transport, demographics, sport, hospitals and more.
It's like Wikipedia!
Literally. Canterbury Commons uses the same framework as Wikipedia called MediaWiki. This means that if you know how to use Wikipedia, you also know how to use Canterbury Commons. You can check out our Introductory Guide which covers wiki basics and how you can add to the project.
But I want to speak to a human about this.
Not a problem, we have a few of those around. The Contact Us
page on the library website provides the details of the Community History Librarian and Family History Librarian at City of Canterbury Library.