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Stella Vernon 


Stella  Vernon OAM,

We regret to advise the news this week of the passing of Stella Vernon OAM.

Stella was a cornerstone of the Historical Society, her valued presence, knowledge, and contributions will be sorely missed.

Stella was also the former record keeper, historian and archivist at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Campbelltown, a writer and historian of note.

Her like will rarely be found in any community.




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 3rd Monday of every month, February to mid December, 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 and volunteers are always welcome. Come explore history with us.






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The latest News page was up-dated... August 8th, 2015 


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