Category Archives: Charles Street

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. … Continue reading

Posted in 1890-1899, Charles Street, Real Estate, Terraces and Houses | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in 1870-1879, 1880-1889, 1890-1899, 1940-1949, Burren Street, Charles Street, Random Erskineville | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scott’s Emulsion – Dorothy Downes – A long and continually increasing record of mothers’ successes

In 1909 advertisements appeared around Australia telling the story of little Dorothy Downes of 7 George Street Erskineville (now 7 Charles Street Erskineville). From around May to November 1909 the following story was published of the return to health of the daughter … Continue reading

Posted in 1900-1909, Advertising, Charles Street, Remedies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liver and Kidney Troubles – A Sydney Woman’s Trials

Here follows the story of Mrs. Ada Lord of 45 George Street (now 45 Charles Street) and the wonderful results she obtained from taking Dr Morse’s Indian Root Pills (there is more information about Dr Morse’s Indian Root Pills here). These … Continue reading

Posted in 1910-1919, Charles Street, George Street, Good for what ails you, Knight Street | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bill Murrell – The Tattooed Man of Erskineville

A man covered in tattoos makes headlines! You would be hard-pressed to find someone living in Erskineville these days without a tattoo – but in 1949 Bill Murrell’s unique tattoos were reported far and wide. Perhaps Bill’s tattoos from Europe, England … Continue reading

Posted in 1940-1949, Charles Street, Random Erskineville | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 1850-1859, 1870-1879, Albert Street, Burren Street, Charles Street, George Street, John Street | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Neighbours Astounded – Little Girl Wonderfully Restored to Health

Where to start? Up the up the hill to number 4 Charles Street Erskineville and the story of little May Allport:   Advertisement appearing in the The Argus (Melbourne) on 20th February 1914. The story of May Allport was repeated … Continue reading

Posted in 1900-1909, 1910-1919, Advertising, Baldwin Street, Charles Street, Good for what ails you | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment