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 past… Continue reading Two Views of The Warren

Cemetery, Churches, Lewisham, Members Outing

Members Outing: Rookwood, Gallipoli Mosque & Auburn Botanical Gardens

TODAYS POST IS WRITTEN BY GUEST WRITER JOHN MARA.In glorious autumn weather our group were met at Rookwood by our knowledgeable guide, Eric Sinfield (from the Friends of Rookwood) who explained the history of Sydney’s cemeteries leading to the opening of Rookwood Necropolis in 1868. First stop the sacred Sydney War Cemetery, founded in 1942,… Continue reading Members Outing: Rookwood, Gallipoli Mosque & Auburn Botanical Gardens

Churches, Dulwich Hill, heritage lost

Heritage Lost: Holy Trinity Parish Hall

Sometimes an act of God leads to the loss of heritage. But what do we say when the act of God is on one of his own buildings?? Holy Smoke??? Last night the Holy Trinity Church at Dulwich Hill lost it's Parish Hall.The hall was the original church building and was built in 1886. (Ref… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Holy Trinity Parish Hall

Churches, Cooks River, St Peters

Upcoming Event – Story of St Peters Church, Cooks River

Local historians Laurel and Bob Horton discuss St Peters, a rare example of a primitive Gothic revival church and the first built south of Sydney.The oldest building in Marrickville Municipality turns 175 next year.The Hortons have written several books and articles about the church and the local area.Time: 10:15am-12:00pm Oct 27Cost: Free Venue: Herb Greedy… Continue reading Upcoming Event – Story of St Peters Church, Cooks River

Architecture, Art and Artists, Churches, Cinema, Marrickville, Newtown, Stanmore, Sydenham

Heritage 13 – our most recent journal

Cover of Heritage 13Contents include:Marrickville Tweeds and Moreton Bay Figs, by John VicarsJohn tells of the 100 years of the family woollen mill in Marrickville, begun by his great-grandfather, now the site of Marrickville Metro shopping centre.The Green Man Grins In Marrickville, by Wendy DysonWendy looks at local examples of the ancient image of the… Continue reading Heritage 13 – our most recent journal