military history

Another Cricketer! – Doug Walters

While looking through some pictures on the State Library website, I came across this picture of Doug Walters.    The State Library has captioned it as: Cricketer Doug Walters arrives to start his National Service at the Army Depot, MarrickvilleIn his biography "One of a Kind: The Doug Walters Story" Doug relates a story… Continue reading Another Cricketer! – Doug Walters

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

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


Tracing Your House History – Estate Maps

When tracing your house's history you should consider tracking down estate maps of the area. These maps can show a number of things.  Take for example the map below. Isn't it beautiful? Image Source: Marrickville Library Services As far as housing research goes this shows that the numbers on the maps do not match current… Continue reading Tracing Your House History – Estate Maps