Enmore, Maps, street names

Street Names: Juliett Street, Enmore

The society often recieves emails from people doing private research about family or their homes. We recently were asked how Juliett Street in Enmore got it's name. Juliett Street can be seen on an 1841 subdivision map of Enmore. Source: Trove It is assumed that the street was named after Isaac Josephson's wife Juliet (nee… Continue reading Street Names: Juliett Street, Enmore

Architecture, Enmore, heritage, military history

Then & Now: 64 Chapel Street, Marrickville

Image Source: Australian War MemorialDuring World War II, 64 Chapel Road, Marrickville was the home of the Marrickville Ordance Store No 1.It was a unit of the 2nd Central Ordance Department.The Australian War Memorial image collection includes exterior and interior pictures of the property.Image Source: Australian War MemorialImage Source: Australian War MemorialThe windows have been… Continue reading Then & Now: 64 Chapel Street, Marrickville

Caroline Chisholm, Enmore, Newtown, Stanmore, Tempe, Women

Women of Note

What do Mary Reiby, Caroline Chisholm and Mary Gilmore have in common? If you said "they've all been on our currency" then you would be correct. However they are also connected to the Marrickville local area. Caroline Chisholm was born in England.She arrived in Australia in 1838 and set up a home for other women who… Continue reading Women of Note

Enmore, Newtown, street names

Street Names: Liberty Street

Liberty Street, was formed prior to 1863. Local legend says its name arose from people diverting here to avoid the threepenny toll for users of Cooks River Road (now King Street). (Sound familiar?) Tollgate keeper Billy Meek at the toll-bar, King Street, at Newtown railway station c1870-72 City of Sydney Image Library The St Josephs… Continue reading Street Names: Liberty Street