Tucked away amongst trees and homes between Riverside Crescent and Ewart Street Marrickville is a body of water. Home to bird and animal species as well as native flora it is called Dibble Avenue Waterhole. Its name derives from the avenue which is the only real access for the general public. This is probably just… Continue reading Dibble Avenue’s Waterhole
Sometime ago an enquiry was made through Facebook for information on a brick found in a backyard. A photo was supplied and we were able to help with some background information on its origin. One person replied to the photo with the tongue in cheek comment “It’s a brick”. While obviously true, it was a… Continue reading Building Blocks of Empire
From the street 50-52 Warren Road looks like a typical 1930s Art Deco block of flats, side by side, with beautiful colour variation in the bricks which make them stand out. But in a twist on today’s development practice, where the façade of a property is kept and the rest demolished, here we have the… Continue reading 50-52 Warren Road – behind the facade
1943 and Australia is at war. But there is another war being fought in our garage – Carrington Road, Marrickville.
January has long been the time for big days out in New South Wales. One such day, 22 January 1870, saw crowds gather in the Domain to watch aeronaut Thomas Gale fly his balloon.
For over 100 years 'Darahwee' and its owners have looked after the health needs of Marrickville residents.
What next for an eye-catching Victorian villa on Marrickville Road?
For its rarity, intactness, landmark qualities and community links, the Church of Christ is an important part of Marrickville's heritage.
Read the story of the precedent to the "unprecedented" times of Covid-19.
MHS member Gayle Adams reflects on history lessons.