Author Archives: The Macdonaldtown Bicycle Club

Arnott’s Living Pictures – Edna May McEnerney -“Adaville” – Victoria Street Erskineville

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate Friday, 2 June 1916 The lovely daughter of Mrs. McEnerney made her appearance as ‘An Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuits Girl’ in 1916. Advertisements featuring young Edna May McEnerney appeared in newspapers around Australia from about … Continue reading

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Mrs. Lane’s Prize-winning Passionfruit Delight

In 1946 Mrs. A. Lane, of 33 Rochford Street Erskineville submitted her recipe for Passionfruit Delight to a weekly competition held by the Truth newspaper within its ‘Making Good Wives Better’ section. For her efforts, Mrs. Lane came third, missing … Continue reading

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Larrikin Disturbance at Erskineville – the Macdonaldtown Push

 ‘A rowdy gang meet their match’ Erskineville, May 1898: The lower part of Erskineville, formerly known as Macdonaldtown, has long been troubled by a gang of larrikins known as the “Macdonaldtown Push,” says the Sydney Daily Telegraph of the 17th … Continue reading

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Eden Terrace – 10 to 14 Charles Street Erskineville

Eden Terrace (10 to 14 Charles Street Erskineville) is located on the eastern side of Charles Street (known as George Street prior to 1912), between the railway line and Albert Street. Originally a row of seven two-storey terraces, three remain today.

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Chasing the Fox: Sly grog in 1930s Erskineville and Alexandria

On Saturday 8 October 2016 City of Sydney Historian, Dr Lisa Murray will present ‘Chasing the Fox: Sly grog in 1930s Erskineville and Alexandria’ at 2.00pm, following the City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA) Annual General Meeting at 1.30pm at the … Continue reading

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1916 Erskineville Date Pudding and Snowballs – Economical, tasty and wholesome

The Sydney newspaper The Sun (1910-1954) encouraged the housewives of Sydney to submit their recipes for consideration by ‘Dinah’ (an experienced and economical cook) and inclusion in the Sunday edition’s Women’s Page recipes. On this day 100 years ago, an Erskineville resident known … Continue reading

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Sausages and Brawn – An Erskineville Factory – Shocking State of Affairs

The seventh day of September features on daysoftheyear.com as Salami Day, encouraging everyone to explore the world of salami by trying new and adventurous types of salami, and enjoying salami with friends at salami-themed parties. So with this in mind and in … Continue reading

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Erskineville: Our Neighbourhood – Saturday 3 September 2016

A celebration of Erskineville to kick off History Week on Saturday 3 September 2016 from 10:00am. There will be kids activities, history tours and talks, film screenings, great food, a display of Erskineville history and much more.

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Doan’s Backache and Kidney Pills – Mr. John Loaney – A permanent cure after three years’ suffering

‘Doan’s Pills cure aching back, rheumatic pains, gravel, swelling of the limbs, impure blood, dizzy spells, sleeplessness, irregular heart, and counteract the harmful effects of beer, spirits and tea.’ Doan’s Backache and Kidney Pills brought peace and health to Mr. … Continue reading

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Arnott’s Living Pictures – Milton King – 19 Malcolm Street Erskineville

Milton King, (Son of Mrs. F. V. King) aged seven months of 19 Malcolm Street Erskineville first appeared in an advertisement for Arnott’s in about October 1900 and appeared regularly in newspapers across the country for the duration of 1901 and … Continue reading

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