Entertainment, Marrickville

Marrickville Eisteddfod

The first Marrickville Eisteddfod was held at the Railway Institute Hall (Chalmers Street, Surry Hills) from April 6th to April 17th, 1935.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW: 1842 – 1954), Wednesday 6 February 1935, page 17
Source: trove.nla.gov.au

The Eisteddfod’s were originally established for Railway employees and their families (later being opened to the public) and lead up to the Annual Railway Eisteddfod.

During the first Marrickville Eisteddfod, talented photojournalist Samuel John Hood took a number of photographs of the children who had performed at the Eisteddfod.

These photographs are now part of the Library of NSW’s collection and can be viewed online, along with his other photographic collections.

Here are just a few of the wonderful images of Marrickville children captured by Hood. 

Eisteddfod competition, Marrickville. Photo: Sam Hood, 1935.
Source: sl.nsw.gov.au
Eisteddfod competition, Marrickville. Photo: Sam Hood, 1935.
Source: sl.nsw.gov.au
Eisteddfod competition, Marrickville. Photo: Sam Hood, 1935.
Source: sl.nsw.gov.au
Eisteddfod competition, Marrickville. Photo:Sam Hood, 1935.
Source: sl.nsw.gov.au

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