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The Macdonaldtown Toll-bar

THE Municipal Council of Macdonaldtown are about to put into force the 179th section of the Municipalities Act of 1867, which regulates the collection of tolls, by the erection of a toll-bar on the Erskineville-road, and the collection of tolls … Continue reading

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Anderson’s Terrace – 20 to 32 Park Street Erskineville

Anderson’s-Terrace Eastern side of Park Street (Number 20 at left) Anderson’s Terrace (20 to 32 Park Street, Erskineville) is located on the eastern side of Park Street, close to Solander Park. Originally a row of six two-storey terraces, the relatively … Continue reading

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Why women age faster than men: Dr Morse’s Indian Root Pills – Mrs. W. Callaway – completely cured after a long period of suffering from kidney complaints

What is there in life more tragic than the young woman who soon after marriage begins to fade and prematurely shows the sign of age, while her husband keeps his youthful health and vigour. The careworn wife and the youthful … Continue reading

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Excitement at Erskineville – A Ruse Which Led To Escape

A Clever Trick A clever instance of police impersonation, which unfortunately allowed the ends of justice to be defeated, is reported from Erskineville… The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide) Wednesday, 28 May 1902 On the night of Saturday 24 May 1902 … Continue reading

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Arnott’s Famous Milk Arrowroot Biscuits ‘Make Bonnie Children’ – Doreen and Edward Webb – 11a Burren Street Erskineville

Doreen Dulcie Webb, aged 2 years and one month; and Edward Eric Webb aged 4 years and 8 months of 11a Burren Street Erskineville appeared in an advertisement for Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuits in February 1919: The Australian Worker (Sydney) Thursday, … Continue reading

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Lemon Rings – a 1920 recipe from Erskineville, Sydney

On 22 February 1920 a request from ‘Elsie’ of St. Leonards appeared in the ‘Housewives Exchange’ – a column within ‘The World of Women’ page of Sydney’s The Sun newspaper. ‘any kind of useful wrinkle concerning the home-cooking, dressmaking, care of … Continue reading

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John’s Terrace – 1 & 3 John Street Erskineville

Two houses, Nos. 1 and 3 JOHN-STREET, close to Erskineville-road, of brick, front and side cemented, verandahs and balconies in front, and each containing 4 rooms and kitchen, shed with bath, &c. The land has about 33ft. frontage to John-street, … Continue reading

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