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Annandale Heritage Festival

Festivals: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011

posterBe Inspired at Hunter Baillie Church

12-4pm Sunday 15 April 2012
Sandstone Church at the Corner of Collins and Johnston Streets Annandale
Enquiries Telephone: 9969-8071.

12-4pm Visit the Church & Historical Exhibition in 1886 Hall (Admission free)

The 1889 sandstone Gothic Revival church, with its landmark spire, is considered to be the finest example of its type in Sydney. Opened three years before the Church, the Hunter Baillie School Hall is constructed of "Simplified Gothic polychrome moulded brick with dressed sandstone mullions in the windows and open timbered roof". A Belfry and bell have been removed. Photograph of School Hall, with Belfry and bell, during construction of church.

Man and Woman with Church OrganThe majestic William Hill & Son organ was installed in the church in 1892.

1,2,3pm: Organ recitals

by Ralph Lane OAM (Admission free)

CD produced to support the 1890 Hill & Son Organ restoration
In Dulci Jubilo - Organ Music for Christmas
Organist Ralph Lane with The Song Company

12-4pm Devonshire Tea Available in 1886 Hall

Man chatting to two women

The Hunter Baillie Church and School Hall are Listed on the State Heritage Register.

The Listing also notes the influence of John Horbury Hunt in the design of the hall. Hunt crusaded for a return to brickwork and advocated the use of colonial hardwood for building...more

3pm: Federation Annandale: A Short guided Walk

with Marghanita da Cruz, Editor, Annandale on the Web.
Author: 1890s Annandale a Short Walk

The 1 hour Guided walk passes the Federation Queen Anne Police Station, Beale Piano Factory opened by Edmund Barton in 1902 and reflects on the development of Annandale during the first decade of the 20th Century (1900-1910).

Cost: $20 per person (includes afternoon tea, proceeds to conservation of church and hall)
Bookings preferred. Telephone: 9969-8071 or

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Australian Heritage Week (Saturday, 14 to Sunday, 22 April 2012.)

There are many ways of celebrating our impressive range of heritage places and their special

black 'sketch' of church with steepleNSW National Trust Heritage Festival 2012 - 'AMAZING STORIES: Innovation & Invention'

The Annandale Heritage Festival is part of the National Trust Heritage Festival across NSW 14 - 29 April 2012

'From Aboriginal ingenuity through living on the land, to examples of resourceful 'make do' in hard times, to the creative use of heritage places in the 21st century – the 2012 National Trust Heritage Festival celebrates inspiration and innovation through Australia's heritage, past present and future...National Trust NSW Heritage Festival 2012

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...more.

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