manufacturing, Marrickville, Newtown

I Love Marrickville Jelly – Aeroplane Jelly for Me

Aeroplane Jelly and it's famous jingle have strong ties to the Marrickville area.The 'Aeroplane Jelly Song’ was composed in 1930 by wholesale grocer and wines-and-spirits merchant, Albert Francis Lenertz, better known locally as 'Frank Leonard of Marrickville’(he resided at 284 Victoria Road Marrickville). Lenertz was a co-partner with Adolphus ‘Bert’ Appleroth in the firm Aeroplane… Continue reading I Love Marrickville Jelly – Aeroplane Jelly for Me

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

Cooks River, Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham, St Peters

Our latest publication – Marrickville: A Past Worth Preserving

Late in 2011 MHS published Marrickville: a past worth preserving. This 182 page book is a collection of articles submitted to an essay competition organised by the Society. Joint editors Keith Sutton, Richard Blair and Lorraine Beach describe the work: 'How do we categorise this book? These essays are so disparate. We've got family histories and… Continue reading Our latest publication – Marrickville: A Past Worth Preserving

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