Down by the River, a secret past told by Gabby Richards – 23 November 2019

In 1877 the Riverside Estate in Marrickville was subdivided and sold. The land adjoining Cooks River was bought in one piece and became a farm for the restaurant of Sydney’s first celebrity chef. It transformed into a family estate, then a public park and now it is home to the Marrickville Golf Course.

In this presentation by MHS member and local history researcher Gabby Richards you will hear of the triumphs and tragedies of the families who lived at Riverside, how it became a golf course and how the conflict between the golfers, the council and the community has been raging for nearly 80 years.

Saturday 23 November 10.15 for 10.30 am. Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Rd., Marrickville.