Churches, heritage lost, Marrickville

Two Views of The Warren

While little photographic evidence exists about the Warren at Marrickville, these are two lovely engravings that show how lovely this building was. Thomas Holt's home appears as a backdrop to children's games and fun in this plate from March 1870. Jump rope and a lively game of cricket can be seen as some of the… Continue reading Two Views of The Warren

Celebrations, Marrickville

Marrickville Shopping Carnival

The Marrickville Chambers of Commerce organised a fortnight long Shopping Carnival commencing April 21, 1913. During this time a window dressing competition ran where 33 local shopkeepers decorated their windows to display products made in the local municipality. The winner was R.W. Brereton, tobacconist (Sands shows a R.W. Brereton owning a Marrickville Road Hairdressers in… Continue reading Marrickville Shopping Carnival

Entertainment, Marrickville

Marrickville Eisteddfod

The first Marrickville Eisteddfod was held at the Railway Institute Hall (Chalmers Street, Surry Hills) from April 6th to April 17th, 1935. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW: 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 6 February 1935, page 17 Source: The Eisteddfod's were originally established for Railway employees and their families (later being opened to the public) and… Continue reading Marrickville Eisteddfod

Estates, heritage lost, Maps, Marrickville, street names

Street Names: Harrison Street & Woodbury Street

Harrison Street was named after James Start Harrison who was the owner of Woodbury.Woodbury was built in the 1880s and the land it stood was subdivided after James' death in 1902.Image Source: National Library of AustraliaFrom 1907 to 1914, the house functioned as Ermelo Private Hospital, before becoming the Lisgar Children's Home. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW… Continue reading Street Names: Harrison Street & Woodbury Street

Architecture, Dulwich Hill, Education, Women

Maybanke Anderson Dulwich Hill’s Own Suffragette

Image: Sydney Community FoundationMaybanke Aged Care on the Corner of Frazer Street & Wardell Road was named after one of Sydney's most interesting and important reformers and feminists, Maybanke Susannah Anderson (1845-1927).Born in Surrey, England, she arrived in Sydney in January 1855. On 3 September 1867, Maybanke married Edmund Kay Wolstenholme, a timber merchant from… Continue reading Maybanke Anderson Dulwich Hill’s Own Suffragette