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A Tour of Macdonaldtown (Erskineville) in 1882

In 1882 a series of articles appeared in Sydney’s Evening News describing several municipalities and boroughs on the outskirts of the city of Sydney. Over many weeks between July and September 1882 the boroughs and municipalities of Paddington, Waverly, Randwick, … Continue reading

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Erskineville: Our Neighbourhood – Saturday 3 September 2016

A celebration of Erskineville to kick off History Week on Saturday 3 September 2016 from 10:00am. There will be kids activities, history tours and talks, film screenings, great food, a display of Erskineville history and much more.

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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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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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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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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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