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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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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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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

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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. On the opening day of the Macdonald Town platform on … Continue reading

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Weymouth Terrace – 60, 62, 66 and 68 Albert Street Erskineville

Weymouth Terrace North side of Albert Street – Number 60 on left Weymouth Terrace (60, 62, 66 and 68 Albert Street Erskineville) is a row of four, two-storey terraces on the northern side of Albert Street. Working backwards from the 1884 … 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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A Sydney Housewife’s Dreadful Bilious Bouts

‘Could not keep food on her stomach – Tortured by back pains – Heart affected – Laid up for days together, and life was a burden.’ BILE BEANS RESTORE PERFECT HEALTH Poor Mrs. Charlotte Moore – suffering an affliction of … Continue reading

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