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We publish the Canberra Historical Journal and Canberra History News. We also host the popular Canberra & District History Facebook page.

Canberra Historical Journal

The Society first published a journal in 1966. It included mainly transcripts of talks given at members' meetings. The journal evolved and its present form, the 'New Series', was published from March 1978.

The Canberra Historical Journal, now issued in March and September of each year, aims to publish well-researched articles about the history of Canberra and district, and on broader history where it is relevant to Canberra. The Journal also publishes reviews and notices of significant new writing on the history of Canberra.

The Journal continues to support, encourage and nurture researchers who are working to enlighten the community about the interesting and compelling history of our region. The Journal attracts subscribers locally, interstate and even internationally.

From 1975 to date the journal is indexed and reproduced online in full text as part of the Humanities and Social Sciences collection of the Informit database compiled by RMIT. It is available in full text to Informit subscribers, including libraries, and in abstract to users of the National Library's eResources. Articles may be downloaded on the payment of a fee.

The Journal is mailed free of charge to Society members. Current and previous issues are available for sale either as hard copies or digitally. See details at the CDHS Shop.

Canberra History News

More than a newsletter, this publication keeps you up to date with events and research by members. First published in 1957, Canberra History News is published every three months.

A limited range of back copies is available in physical form for sale </b>. Also a large number are available in digital form.


The CDHS Facebook group page, Canberra & District History, was launched in April 2016. We had over 2,500 followers by September 2021 and are experiencing steady growth.

Our Facebook page enables us to reach out to a wider audience. It has proven to be a useful way for the page's followers to seek out information such as help to identify old photographs.