Category Archives: 1930-1939

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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Mrs. Sophia Huxley – the hundredweight hoisting 90 year old

They don’t make them like this anymore. Back in 1935 stories appeared along the east coast of Australia from Hobart to Cairns, in tribute to the strength and longevity of Mrs. Sophia Huxley. Hailing from Condobolin and born in 1845, … Continue reading

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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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For Fun & Fancy

Take it away Kavazos! The Australian Women’s Weekly Saturday, 23 September 1933  

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