Tag Archives: Erskineville

Arnott’s Living Pictures – Dorothy Kathleen Cronin – 122 Union Street Erskineville – A Girl Who Loves The Biscuits

Dorothy Kathleen Cronin – the beautiful daughter of Mrs. Cronin – of 122 Union Street Erskineville was featured in newspapers around Australia for several years as ‘One of Arnott’s Living Pictures’ – appearing for the first time in print towards the end … Continue reading

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Mrs. E. J. Curtis, Paralysed with Rheumatism – Restored to Active Health by Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills

Helplessley Crippled – Wheeled About in a Chair; Hospital Treatment Hopeless. No Power to Move. Restored to Active Health by DR. WILLIAMS’ PINK PILLS. ‘As bad a case of rheumatism as there is on record, in which the patient had given … Continue reading

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Daisy’s Dripping Biscuits

In 1919, Daisy of Erskineville submitted her recipe for Dripping Biscuits to the ‘Women’s Sphere’ page of Sydney’s The Sun Newspaper. Daisy’s recipe appeared in the ‘Housewives’ Exchange’ column: ‘any kind of useful wrinkle concerning the home-cooking, dressmaking, care of children-will … Continue reading

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Chamberlain Terrace – 64, 66 & 68 John Street Erskineville

Chamberlain Terrace (64, 66, & 68 John Street Erskineville) is located on the western side of John Street Erskineville, near Albert Street. The terrace makes its first appearance in the 1885 edition of the Sands Directory, indicating it was likely completed the … Continue reading

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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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