About Canterbury and the Canterbury History Group


Canterbury is an inner eastern residential suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government since 1994 is the City of Boroondara. Canterbury was a sparsely settled district of farms and gentlemen's retreats in 1873 when it was named after the then governor of Victoria. Suburban subdivision mostly occurred after the arrival of the Lilydale railway in 1882. By the 1920s, it was characterised by substantial, dominantly brick, detached houses; a higher than average Protestant population; political conservatism; and a thriving shopping centre. Its high social status in the 21st century is partly reflected in high real estate prices and the heritage protected area in the precint of Maling Road.

Canterbury History Group

The Canterbury History Group was formed in 1985 to promote interest and research in Canterbury's history by collecting and preserving items of historical interest, producing and publishing historical material, and arranging meetings that focus on matters of local interest.

The Canterbury History Group

The group does not have a permanent home.

Office Bearers

President: Neil Curry
Vice President:
Treasurer: Pat Trevare
Secretary: Frances Barrett
Minute Secretary: Don Gibb
Committee Members: Colleen Morgan and Libby Wilson

Become a Member of the Canterbury History Group

Membership is open to all those interested in the history of Canterbury, Victoria

Click the following link to download the membership form.