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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 1st Monday, 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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 Glenalvon House Celebration!

Fifty years ago Glenalvon passed from private to public ownership and visitors have enjoyed it ever since.The Society will be holding a morning tea and official celebration on Saturday 4th April.
Were you at the public opening of Glenalvon House in April 1970?If so we would like to hear from you and we also invite you to join the 50th celebrations of that day on 4th April 2020.
Please message us your details or contact the Society for more information. secretary@cahs.com.au


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

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