Marrickville Cottage Hospital

The Marrickville Cottage Hospital was designed by Morgan and Josephson Architects with the foundation stone laid by Governor Hampden in April 1897. Consisting of two buildings, one fronting Lilydale Street and another behind, the hospital opened 10 June, 1899. In 1902 an isolation wing was added to the rear block (possibly resulting from the bubonic… Continue reading Marrickville Cottage Hospital


Oral History: Harvey Hatfield "A Story of Early Marrickville"

The following is an oral history that came from the City of Canterbury Library website. It originally appeared in the Canterbury District Historical Society Journal (S1 No6) from April 1967. A STORY OF EARLY MARRICKVILLE by Mr. Harvey Hatfield Seymour's Corner once the haunt of "blackguards." As a lad of twelve I commenced work at… Continue reading Oral History: Harvey Hatfield "A Story of Early Marrickville"

heritage register, St Peters

Heritage Under Threat: Dynamo Service Station, St Peters

The 1930s Dynamo Service Station, Princes Highway, St Peters is earmarked for demolition as part of the WestConnex construction. It has been in the same family for over 50 years. This is a heritage listed building and important part of the motor history of Australia. There are very few examples of this style of Spanish… Continue reading Heritage Under Threat: Dynamo Service Station, St Peters

Dulwich Hill

RAAF Memorial Dulwich Hill

Image Source: Australian War Memorial I had saved the above picture from the Australian War Memorial page a while ago but forgot about it until Marrickville Council posted the same picture via their Facebook page today. The photo captures the memorial plaque and floral tributes in the backyard of the family home of RAAF Flight… Continue reading RAAF Memorial Dulwich Hill

Churches, heritage lost, Marrickville

Two Views of The Warren

While little photographic evidence exists about the Warren at Marrickville, these are two lovely engravings that show how lovely this building was. Thomas Holt's home appears as a backdrop to children's games and fun in this plate from March 1870. Jump rope and a lively game of cricket can be seen as some of the… Continue reading Two Views of The Warren

council, Destructor, Maps, Marrickville

Heritage Lost: Marrickville Incinerator

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 26 July 1912, page 11   The Marrickville Destructor was built in 1921. Located at the Marrickville Council Depot it was a local land mark, standing 43.5 metres tall. The Destructor was economical to run, costing in today's currency about fifty cents for every ton of… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Marrickville Incinerator


Petersham Race Track

During the Dulwich Hill Fair, we were asked about the location of the local horse racing track. As promised, here is some information ....This lovely picture is held by the Library of NSW entitled Race Meeting at Petersham (c. 1845)The race meeting depicted here was held at the private racecourse of Thomas Shaw, licensee of… Continue reading Petersham Race Track


James Start Harrison

We love comments from our readers, especially ones that point out an error. We try our best to bring you correct information, but research being what it is is not always perfect.Recently Paul Cooper let us know the name of the resident who Harrison Street & Woodbury Street  was named after was incorrect. From the… Continue reading James Start Harrison