Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Great Newtown Land Sale – The Burren Estate

Here we have sales notices from the late 1850s for land in the northern part of Erskineville, bound on the South by Erskineville Road, on the North by Albert Street, and encompassing Burren Street; Charles Street (called George Street prior … Continue reading

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Neighbours Astounded – Little Girl Wonderfully Restored to Health

Where to start? Up the up the hill to number 4 Charles Street Erskineville and the story of little May Allport:   Advertisement appearing in the The Argus (Melbourne) on 20th February 1914. The story of May Allport was repeated … Continue reading

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Macdonaldtown Bicycle Club – First annual meeting and opening run.

The 21st July 2015 marks 106 years since the first annual meeting of the Macdonaldtown Bicycle Club. Towards the bottom of page 16 of the Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 24th July 1909 a small notice appeared announcing the opening … Continue reading

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