January has long been the time for big days out in New South Wales. One such day, 22 January 1870, saw crowds gather in the Domain to watch aeronaut Thomas Gale fly his balloon.
A doctor in the house: 315 Illawarra Road
For over 100 years 'Darahwee' and its owners have looked after the health needs of Marrickville residents.
The three eras of Otaki
What next for an eye-catching Victorian villa on Marrickville Road?
The Church of Christ, Illawarra Road: why it’s important
For its rarity, intactness, landmark qualities and community links, the Church of Christ is an important part of Marrickville's heritage.
Read the story of the precedent to the "unprecedented" times of Covid-19.
What do I know of Pemulwuy?
MHS member Gayle Adams reflects on history lessons.
A Hidden Life
"For the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who faithfully lived a hidden life." - Middlemarch, George Eliot.
It’s jacaranda time and Sydneysiders have been in rhapsody over the lavender flowered trees as they blossomed.
Meet the Smidmores
The Marrickville Metro is about to expand across Smidmore Street. "Who were the Smidmores?"
Pay your rates!
The Fall… and sad end of Thomas Chalder.