Local History Leaflets (City of Canterbury Library Service)
Local History Leaflets refer to a selection of information booklets, flyers and pages that were produced by City of Canterbury Library Service in order to provide local history information to residents and rate payers.
Service additional to book lending began to develop in the 1950s public libraries including childrens services and historical studies. Canterbury Council, in particular, lacking a museum, played a role in providing historical information to the public. Although the exact dates and origin of the Local History Leaflets is unclear, the articles on which the suburb pages of this wiki are based derive from the mid 80s to early 90s before City of Canterbury Library Service had its own website. These leaflets were typewritten foolscap pages provided to the public and available through the library's ephemera collection, sorted according to suburb in filing cabinets.
The table below details the authors of suburb articles. As many of the leaflets do not have authors specified, the list below must be taken as suggestion only.
|Ashbury||Unknown (City of Canterbury Library?)|
|Belfield||Canterbury & District Historical Society Journal Series 2, No. 2 p.30|
|Belmore||City of Canterbury Library|
|Beverly Hills||James Jervis, City of Canterbury Library|
|Campsie||Brian Madden, Lesley Muir and City of Cantebury Library|
|Canterbury||MADDEN, BrianJ and MUIR, Lesley. Canterbury Farm: 200 years|
|Clemton Park||Brian Madden|
|Croydon Park||Lesley Muir, Brian Madden and City of Cantebury Library|
|Earlwood||Lesley Muir, Brian Madden and City of Cantebury Library|
|Hurlstone Park||MADDEN, BrianJ and MUIR, Lesley. Canterbury Farm: 200 years|
|Narwee||Lesley Muir, Canterbury & District Historical Society Journal Series 2, No. 12|
|Punchbowl||MADDEN, Brian and MUIR, Lesley. Suburbs of Canterbury Municipality: History No. 2: Punchbowl. [Campsie, NSW]: Canterbury Municipal Council, NSW, 1985.|
|Roselands||Prepared by Canterbury City Library|
|Wiley Park||Prepared by Canterbury City Library|