Cooks River, Marrickville, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe

Marrickville’s own "Sydney Harbour Bridge"

Okay .. so a slight exaggeration ...But there are many bridges in the local general area that have steel components manufactured by Dorman Long Co Ltd which were the engineering firm that built the Sydney Harbour Bridge.One such bridge is the footbridge that crosses the Cooks River near the clubhouse of Marrickville Golf Links. If… Continue reading Marrickville’s own "Sydney Harbour Bridge"

Marrickville, MHS publications

Marrickville Festival

Marrickville Heritage Society will be having a stall at the Marrickville Festival on Sunday (20th October, 2013).The festival will be held along Marrickville and Illawarra Roads on Sunday 20 October from 10am to 5pm. (We'll be operating from around 9am).Pop over and say hi!! We'll be having a raffle for a year's free membership for… Continue reading Marrickville Festival

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

heritage register, Lilydale, Marrickville, street names

Heritage Listed Trees

Image: Google Maps As this blog has shown before, heritage can take many forms. Item 185 of the Marrickville Council Heritage Register lists the footpath in Graham Avenue Marrickville and the 13 Canary Island date palm trees. Other trees exist on the register. Other Canary Island palms in Carrington Road are listed as is a… Continue reading Heritage Listed Trees

Marrickville, military history

Addison Road Community Centre – 100 Years Serving the Community

To celebrate 100 years of the Addison Road Community Centre (ARCC), two walking tours were organised over the last week.  For anyone who missed out, they should keep an eye out on the ARCC site as they informed me they are looking at running more tours during the coming year.  Thanks to Graham Chacroft and… Continue reading Addison Road Community Centre – 100 Years Serving the Community

History, In the News, Marrickville, Uncategorized

The Life of the Present Must Become the History of the Future

A very interesting article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald 18 December, 1886 written simply by "M." [Click Here] The article talked about the need to preserve the relics of 1886 for the history of the future. In preserving historic relics, we do need to consider what we are preserving for the future. One day… Continue reading The Life of the Present Must Become the History of the Future

Cinema, Entertainment, heritage lost, Marrickville

Heritage Lost: Addison Theatre

Image Source: Cinema TreasuresLocated in the Marrickville suburb of Sydney. Operated by Acme Theatres, the Addison Theatre opened in January 1934 and was a typical suburban independent, running double bills every week.Closed in December 1959 the Addison Theatre was demolished and a gas station occupies the site today. (Ref: Cinema Treasures)The Queenslander, Thursday 14 March… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Addison Theatre