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Self Guided Illustrated Historical Walks

Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s.

1890s Annandale A Short Walk second edition Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of Church with steeple

Federation Annandale A Short Walk Marghanita da Cruz

Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk Second Edition by Marghanita da Cruz with Annandale Viaduct and Soldiers

1920s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of 1920s Flats

1930s Annandale: A Short Walk by Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of an Art Deco Pub

1940s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with photograph of street with aircraft being towed.

50s Annandale A Short Walk,  Marghanita da Cruz

Paperbacks at

Annandale Village Newsagent

113 Johnston St. Annandale

Yai Yoi

89 Booth St. Annandale

The Happen Store

55 Parramatta Road, Annandale


49 & 191 Glebe Point Rd. Glebe

Leichhardt Library


eBooks for

Apple iPad, iPhone

Available on the iBookstoreitunes




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Barnes & Noble

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Annandale Streetscape - Tom Worthington

Annandale on the Web

Promoting Annandale on the Internet since 1998

Time of Burran -
Gadalung Marool (hot and dry) January - March

'The blooming of the Weetjellan (Acacia implexa) is an important sign that fires must not be lit.." more pale cream spiral flowers

What's On

Annandale Diary


7 March - 14 April 2018
Opening Night 7 March 6:30 - 8:30pm
110 Trafalgar Street

Original multi – panel large etchings, linocuts, lithographs, film

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE is one of the world’s best-loved and most influential artists. Annandale Galleries are delighted to be exhibiting nearly forty new works in a variety of graphic media, displayed in all three gallery spaces. Kentridge is recognized as one of the most innovative makers of original graphics over the last two decades. This will be his ninth solo exhibition at Annandale Galleries since 1995...more

Chopin - a portrait

Chris Cartner on Piano
Saturday 10th March, 3-4pm
Hunter Baillie, cnr Johnston and Collins Sts

The music of Chopin is personal, dramatic, beautiful and completely human.
This one-hour presentation offers an insight into his life alongside performances of his sublime music for the piano.

Programme to include: Nocturne in B major, op.9 no.3; Polonaise in A, op.40 no.1 “Military”; Scherzo no.3 in C# minor, op.39 and other best-loved works by Chopin.
more and tickets

Inner West Open Studio Trail

Annandale, Sunday 11 March, 10am to 4pm

Salon Sunday Arts and Fashion Soiree, Tais Hair Studio
Annandale Drawing Group, Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
Sydney BAG (Book Art Group), Annandale Neighbourhood Centre
Art Fusion Art Gallery and Studio, Parramatta Road
The Happenstore, Parramatta Road
more information

Loaded Dog Folk Club

Saturday 17 March, 7.40 for 8pm.
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St

Alistair Brown (UK) + Prof. Ian Russell

$20/18, BYO, supper available.
enquiries Sandra (02) 9358 4886,

Phoenix Collective:Charm & Tradition

This concert features Carl Schmidt on piano and Dan Russell on violin. Performing a stunning program of meditative, wholesome, romantic and virtuosic chamber music. Works by PÄRT, MOZART, BRAHMS and FRANCK.

24th March 7pm
Hunter Baille Church cnr Johnston and Collins Streets, Annandale
Tickets and More information at:

Three Piece Suite: Northern Lights

By popular demand, we are very pleased to welcome back tenor David Hamilton as our guest in some of the most stirring and haunting Scottish songs. The program will include dances from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The lushly romantic String Trio Op 85/2 by Hermann Berens is an important new addition to our repertoire together with shorter works by Erkki Melartin and Edvard Grieg. A veritable musical smorgasbord!

Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston St
Sunday 25th March 4pm

More at

Loaded Dog Folk Club

Saturday 21 April, 7.40 for 8pm.
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St

Bruce Watson + Cathy Rytmeister

$20/18, BYO, supper available.
enquiries Sandra (02) 9358 4886,

Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, National Trust Heritage Day

Sunday 22nd April 2018
12 midday to 4:00pm

Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, cnr Johnston and Collins Sts

Free Organ Recitals at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm by Ralph Lane OAM on recently restored historic Hill and Son Organ; Church History Talks; Devonshire Teas; Sausage Sizzle; Memorabilia Displays; and Annandale History Exhibition

Devonshire Teas and Sausage Sizzle also available

Roger Woodward Recitals

May 5 & 6
cnr Johnston and Collins St

Australian Pianist Roger Woodward will be giving two recitals. Woodward was the patron of the Spring Festival of Music which ran over 20 years at the Hunter Baillie Church.

Robert Ampt on Organ

May 13
cnr Johnston and Collins St

Robert Ampt, the Sydney City Organist will give a recital on the restored 1892 Hill and Son Church Organ

For events and news of the past see Anecdotal History of Annandale

Westconnex hits Annandale's Streets

drawing with text: west disconnex community

"The White Bay civil site would be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, use of the site overnight by heavy vehicles would be limited. It is anticipated that the peak hours of operations for heavy vehicle movements would be at the commencement of the day and evening shifts during tunnelling excavation works (anticipated to be between 5.00 am to 9.00 am and 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm)." - p5 M4-M5 RtS_Part D Preferred Infrastructure Report, M4-M5 Link Submissions and preferred infrastructure report

Table D2-6 indicates that there will be:

table of truck movements Notes:1.Use of Johnson Street and James Craig Road by construction vehicles was not proposed in the EIS. 2.Heavy vehicles / hour on Johnston Street are one-way, as trucks would travel in the southbound direction only.

"The facility would provide a truck marshalling area that would primarily service the main line tunnel sites, including Parramatta Road West civil and tunnel site (C1b), Darley Road civil and tunnel site (C4) and Pyrmont Bridge Road tunnel site (C9), where space for truck queuing on-site is limited." p4, M4-M5 RtS_Part D Preferred Infrastructure Report

"Pyrmont Bridge Road tunnel site (C9) Access from White Bay civil site to James Craig Road then The Crescent, Johnston Street and eastbound along Parramatta Road. Egress is via Pyrmont Bridge Road and Parramatta Road (westbound).The spoil haulage route as presented in the EIS for this site would be used." p20 M4-M5 RtS_Part D Preferred Infrastructure Report

Inner West Council will be responding to the response to Westconnex's 400 page response to council's 300 page submission to the M4-M5 EIS and the Preferred Infrastructure Report (PIR).

The response from Westconnex to all 13,000 submissions + the PIR is currently being assessed by the department of planning who wil make a recommendation to the minister.

Community Members can contact council staff and councillors to make their views on the proposal clear and incorporated into the response to the Department of Planning. But we can also write to our MPs and Ministers.

The Project is currently being assessed by Department of Planning - see submissions, response to submissions including Preferred Infrastructure Report - this will then go to the minister for signoff. More at:

Inner West Council's westconnex page includes how to contact the westconnex unit and about the WestConnex Community Liaison Forum (which people from Haberfield and St Peters are very active on)

Glebe Island Multi-User Facility

Hanson move to White Bay (from Blackwattle Bay) - can't find official site

M4-M5 Link Preferred Infrastructure Report

Exec Summary:


Traffic Information:

table of truck movements See indicative spoil route through Annandale Westconnex-M4-M5Link-proposed-truck-route-feb2018.jpg. Source: From Appendix A of Westconnex M4-M5 Link Proponent's response to Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report, viewed 19 Feb 2018

Share Bicycles

yellow bicycle in drainShare Bicycle in Johnston's Creek, 29 Nov

A meeting of Mayors from Inner West, City of Sydney, Randwick, Waverly, Woollahra and Canada Bay councils has agreed on a way forward for bike sharing in Sydney including Draft Bike Share Guidelines... more

Air Quality

The air quality in the the City and Inner West could be far worse than the data shows and could explain why the Rozelle Air Quality measuring station needs upgrading...more

The trucks that ate Annandale

We've heard about tollway tunnelling under our houses – the acquisitions, vibrations, cracking. But residents, business owners and every friend of Annandale, needs to know this is just the beginning...more

truck with dog (trailer) on surburban streetSeven of these trucks an hour - Mon-Fri and Sat morning heading for the Crescent and Johnston Street

Glebe Island ­ Multi-User Facility

The multi-user facility would involve the construction and operation of a multi-user facility for the import, storage and distribution of dry bulk materials (e.g. sand and aggregates) at Glebe 1 and 2.
It would operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week as required.
Port Authority is now seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) between Wednesday 31 January and Wednesday 28 February 2018 more

D'Rego's Bakery Boomerang Bag Trial

fabric bags on counter

D'Rego's Bakery at 87 Booth Street Annandale is trialling Boomerang Bags. The bags are made by Boomerang Bags Inner West based at Dulwich Hill

Gypsy Moth

Asian Gypsy Moth, Pheromone Trip, Placed by : NSW Dept of Primary Industries Contact; Rob Bowman 02-9735-9601 "The heightened vessel surveillance window for Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) is between January and May each year. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) has commenced the management of AGM risk on vessels arriving in Australia. This activity is expected to conclude on 31 May 2018.".. more

Life Drawing Classes Sessions -7-9pm Every Wednesday Night!

man with angle grinder and art workJonathon Hardy explaining how he makes his Angle Grinding art on old Doors

Tetch Gallery 245 Parramatta Road
Tetch supplies drawing pad, sketching materials nibblies and a complimentary glass of wine. Spend your Wednesday nights in good company, sweet tunes, professional model each week and exploring your creative side. All is welcome, no experience necessary! $20 (cash on arrival is fine)...more

Annandale Craft Group

Five Women working on their craft Project

The Annandale Craft Group meets 11am-2pm Fridays at the Annandale Community Centre... more

Op Shop and Community Food Pantry

man and womanman and womanWayne and Marghanita at Sydney City Mission Annandale Op Shop
Sydney City Mission Op Shop & Food Pantry
Op Shop Mon, Wed, Fri 10am-3pm
Community Food Pantry on Wed & Fri 10am-3pm
181 Parramatta Road Annandale.

Over 50s Tai Chi

11:45am Tuesdays Commencing on 14th July 2015
Tai Chi class for people over 50. Suitable for people with chronic conditions. Join a free trial class then pay $6 per class!
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale
To book or for more information: Tel:(02)95334422 Email:

Local Council, State and Federal Representatives

Leichhardt Ward - Inner West Council, Balmain Ward Inner West Council, Annandale, City of Sydney, Lilyfield Annotated Street MapLocal Government

Annandale is split over two councils and two wards within the Inner West Council.

  1. Annandale between Booth St and Parramatta Road in in the Leichhardt Ward (Councillors are: Marghanita da Cruz, Lucille Mckenna, Vittoria Racitti)
  2. Annandale between Booth St and the Crescent is in the Balmain Ward of Inner West Council (Councillors are: Rochelle Porteous, John Stamolis, Darcy Byrne)
  3. The Annandale Foreshore (North of the Crescent) and a pocket of Annandale, at corner of Wigram Road and Booth street, East of Johnston's Creek, is in the City of Sydney, which does not have wards.

House of Representatives (FEDERAL GOVERNMENT)

Historically, parts of Annandale have been in the Federal seat of Grayndler and Sydney. However, as of 11 March 2016 Annandale (except for the foreshore north of the Crescent) will be in Grayndler. The foreshore is in Sydney....more and check enrollment

Member for Grayndler in the Australian Parliament: Hon Anthony Albanese MP

NSW Legislative Assembly (STATE GOVERNMENT)

Member for Balmain in NSW Legislative Assembly: Mr Jamie Parker


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