Category Archives: 1890-1899

Pulpits and Personalities – The Shifting Sands of Time – Holy Trinity Church Erskineville

As the end of 2015 nears it is worth mentioning before the year is out the 135th anniversary of the formation of the parish of Holy Trinity Macdonaldtown in 1880, and the 130th anniversary of the opening of the Holy Trinity Church in Toogood … Continue reading

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The Erskineville Drinking Fountain

Today the Erskineville drinking fountain sits on a crumbling brick and concrete plinth in a graveyard. Largely indistinguishable from the surrounding memorials it languishes ignored as visitors pass by, of interest only to children who cannot resist climbing through its … Continue reading

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‘Glenbrook’ 6 Union Street: A Miracle of Miracles – An Erskineville Sensation

‘Glenbrook’ (6 Union Street Erskineville) is located on the eastern side of Union street, not far from the intersection of Union Street and Erskineville Road. The following advertorial for ‘Gould’s Tiny Tonic Pills’ brings to us the story of Mrs. Messer and … Continue reading

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Erskineville Pineapple and Tomato Jam

Sunday Times (Sydney) Sunday, 15 August 1897 (And appearing on the same page in news unrelated to Erskineville but of great interest to the Macdonaldtown Bicycle Club): Sunday Times (Sydney) Sunday, 15 August 1897

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