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Erskineville History Talk – Erskineville through the generations

Join historian and local resident Dr Craig Wilcox, long-time Erskineville ALP member Sean Macken, author of ‘Weight of Evidence’ Matt Murphy, and Macdonaldtown Bicycle Club blogger Michael Halloran for an exploration of Erskineville through the generations: Saturday 31 August 2019 – 11am start … Continue reading

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Five Ways, Erskineville

Sydney’s most famous Five Ways is a junction of streets at the heart of Paddington. It is a much referred-to locale of the Real Estate lyricist, spruiking of properties in terms such as “In the heart of the Five Ways village…”  … Continue reading

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Cricket Curiosities (No. 73) – Dying Cow Stops Game

In January 1930 Sydney’s The Sun newspaper and The Newcastle Sun reported the following unusual occurrence of many years prior: The Sun (Sydney) Tuesday, 28 January 1930 A long-lost Sydney urban myth? Or the exhausted rantings of a sports journalist … Continue reading

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Victoria-terrace – 26 to 40 Charles Street Erskineville

26 to 40 Charles Street Erskineville – August 2015 This terrace row (26 to 40 Charles Street Erskineville) is comprised of eight, two-storey terraces on the eastern side of Charles Street (known as George Street prior to 1912). The terrace makes … Continue reading

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Educating Erskineville: Erskineville History Walk

Join historian and local resident Dr Craig Wilcox and long-time Erskineville ALP member Sean Macken for an exploration of education in Erskineville: Saturday 5 May 2018 – 1pm start Harry Noble Reserve (alongside Elliot Avenue) Free community event Come along … Continue reading

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Debility Cured by Bile Beans After Hospital Treatment Failed to Relieve – Mrs. Ellen Moore – 12 Bray Street Erskineville

LIVER DISORDERS CURED BILE BEANS GAIN GREAT PRAISE. A Disordered Liver, if not attended to, very often brings in its train serious results. The stomach, the digestive organs, and the kidneys become lax in their duties. Pimples and blotches appear, … Continue reading

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Mrs. Carroll’s Prize-winning Marrow Honey

Sydney’s ‘Truth’ newspaper (1890 – 1958) ran a weekly competition for recipes within its ‘Making Good Wives Better’ column, offering ‘substantial cash prizes for the best recipes submitted each week.’ Mrs. G. Carroll of 25 Prospect Street, Erskineville submitted a … Continue reading

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