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Septimus Terrace – 13 to 17 Septimus Street Erskineville

Septimus Terrace (13 to 17 Septimus Street Erskineville) is a row of three terraces located on the eastern side of Septimus Street, roughly midway between Albert Street and Erskineville Road. A comparison of the 1883 and 1884 Sands Directory entries … 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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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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Excelsior Terrace 87-101 George Street Erskineville

Excelsior Terrace (87 to 101 George Street) is located on the western side of George Street, running south from the corner of Lambert Street. The terrace is comprised of a grocery store and seven residential terraces. The first reference to … Continue reading

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Louisa Terrace – 31 to 43 Albert Street Erskineville

Louisa Terrace (31 to 43 Albert Street) is located on the south side of Albert Street, between John and Charles Streets. The terrace is comprised of a corner grocery store and six residential terraces, with the date on the parapet of … Continue reading

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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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Macdonaldtown Bicycle Club – First annual meeting and opening run.

The 21st July 2015 marks 106 years since the first annual meeting of the Macdonaldtown Bicycle Club. Towards the bottom of page 16 of the Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 24th July 1909 a small notice appeared announcing the opening … Continue reading

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