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

Maps, Marrickville

Aerial Maps of Sydney – 1943

There's nothing more fascinating (well to me!!) than visual research tools. I love time lines and I love old newspapers online and now I love SIX maps. You'll find them at The New South Wales Government has made available aerial maps of Sydney and part of their basemaps include photographs taken from 1943. It… Continue reading Aerial Maps of Sydney – 1943

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

Estates, heritage lost, Maps, Marrickville, street names

Street Names: Harrison Street & Woodbury Street

Harrison Street was named after James Start Harrison who was the owner of Woodbury.Woodbury was built in the 1880s and the land it stood was subdivided after James' death in 1902.Image Source: National Library of AustraliaFrom 1907 to 1914, the house functioned as Ermelo Private Hospital, before becoming the Lisgar Children's Home. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW… Continue reading Street Names: Harrison Street & Woodbury Street