Category Archives: Burren Street

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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The Macdonaldtown Station Picasso

Tragedy and the suffering inflicted upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians (and Picasso’s Guernica) (article: News Local Friday, 4 December 2015). Poor Macdonaldtown Station. It really has copped some flak over the years.

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Once more the Easter holidays and the Show

‘Once more the Easter holidays and the Show – but to the kiddies the Circus is the magnet. They return home full of brilliant ideas of juggling and feats of strength.’ For no other reason than today being the first … Continue reading

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Illawarra Terrace – 36 to 40 Burren Street Erskineville

Illawarra Terrace (36 to 40 Burren Street) is located on the western side of Burren Street, about two-thirds of the way down towards Erskineville Road. The first time Illawarra Terrace appears in the Sands Directories is in 1884 – a comparison of … 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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The Great Newtown Land Sale – The Burren Estate

Here we have sales notices from the late 1850s for land in the northern part of Erskineville, bound on the South by Erskineville Road, on the North by Albert Street, and encompassing Burren Street; Charles Street (called George Street prior … Continue reading

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