Marrickville Medal

The Marrickville Medal for Conservation has been awarded, by Marrickville Council, annually since 1995. It celebrates for recent outstanding architectural conservation work that contribute to the understanding and preservation of Marrickville's rich cultural and architectural heritage. The award was one of the first of its kind in New South Wales, and coincides with the state-wide… Continue reading Marrickville Medal

Celebrations, Marrickville

Marrickville Shopping Carnival

The Marrickville Chambers of Commerce organised a fortnight long Shopping Carnival commencing April 21, 1913. During this time a window dressing competition ran where 33 local shopkeepers decorated their windows to display products made in the local municipality. The winner was R.W. Brereton, tobacconist (Sands shows a R.W. Brereton owning a Marrickville Road Hairdressers in… Continue reading Marrickville Shopping Carnival

Celebrations, council, Marrickville

Winged Victory – Missing in Action

Image Source: War Memorials NSW For the second time since it was erected, the Winged Victory Soldier's Memorial outside the Marrickville Town Hall has gone. Locals know it has been MIA for several years now, but the most popular question asked of us at the Marrickville Festival is "When will it return?". The simple answer… Continue reading Winged Victory – Missing in Action

Celebrations, Petersham, Stanmore

Fanny Durack

Fanny Durack at Stockholm Olympics 1921. Congratulations to Marrickville Council for marking the centenary of Fanny Durack’s historic 1912 Stockholm Olympic swim (which made her the first woman to win a swimming gold medal at any Olympics) at Petersham Park near the Fanny Durack Pool on Sunday 15 July. Olympic gold medal won by Miss… Continue reading Fanny Durack