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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

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Anecdotal History

Aboriginal Australia | 1770-1823 | 1823-1876 | 1876-1889 | 1890-1900 | 1900-1915 | 1916-1930 | 1931-1938 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1955 | 1956-1969 | 1970-1998 | 1998-2007 | 2008-2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Annandale Heritage Festival

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

Drawing of Fig Tree and Aqueduct

Man in red outside ANCVisitor Comments: "Informative"
"Hope we have many more"
"Fascinating and Yummy Scones"
"Interesting to hear about the history of Annandale"
"Excellent presentation, welcoming hosts, splendid"
"Greetings from..." Net TravellerBuilding with Banner and Tree echidna in black tub with people gathered round People in Hall 4 people talking outside a building with bunting Posters on Windows 3 People with an Echidna Man in Black Speaking to Slide Posters on Glass Windows People in Hallway woman speaking with AV people enjoying afternoon tea in hall

Bag and Tea Towel

Annandale Heritage Festival 2014 Tea Towels & Bags by Merrick Fry. Tea Towels available from Jim and Jane's and Calico Bags from Eva's Vintage in Annandale

black 'sketch' of church with steeple

women in 1920s dress stringing grand piano frames

Women stringing pianos 1920s Beale Piano Factory- courtesy Leichhardt Library Local Studies collection.

Video Clips of Piano Making in 1924

2014 Annandale Heritage Festival: Sunday 13 April 2014

Free Entry

Visit 1886 Arts and Crafts Church Hall, 1889 Gothic Revival Sandstone Church and 1899 Former Annandale Council Chambers

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre 10am-2pm

1899 Former Annandale Council Chambers
79 Johnston Street, Annandale

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre Talks

Greenock to Annandale & Beyond 12-4pm

Open Day at the Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church

Inspection of 1889 Blacket church and earlier hall * recitals on fine 1890 Hill & Son organ * historical talks * archival photographs & documents * afternoon teas * sausage sizzle

Contact: Malcolm Beveridge | Phone: (02) 9969 8071 | Email: | Website:

1920s Annandale: A Short Guided Walk
with Marghanita da Cruz

2pm: One hour walk starting at the Hunter Baillie Hall.
Price: $20 includes afternoon tea (proceeds to Hunter Baillie Church and Hall Conservation Fund).
Bookings Preferred : (02) 9969 8071 or
This walk is the fourth in the series. 1890s Annandale, Federation Annandale and Annandale's Great War are available as Paperbacks and eBooks.

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More Information

Contact: Marghanita da Cruz | | Telephone:0414-869202 | Twitter:@callicoma. 131500 Transport Info website

Local Businesses helping promote the festival

Thanks to The Toucan Shop, Shop Window with frocksEva's Vintage, Cafe on Johnston, Vinery Foods, The Little Marionette, Annandale Village Newsagency, Booth and Taylor Hardware, Black Toast Cafe and Mermaid Mural and Community Notice Board on glaze tiled wall outside a cafeRevolver Cafe for helping to promote the 2014 Festival!

National Trust Heritage Festival and Australian Heritage Week 2014

The Annandale Heritage Festival takes place under the umbrellas of the logoNSW National Trust Heritage Festival: Journeys (12 April - 26 May 2014) and Australian Heritage Week 2014 (13 - 21 April).

logoAustralian Heritage Week is a national annual event celebrates the places and stories that make Australia and Australians special. The week is about: raising public awareness of the importance of conserving and protecting our special heritage places, our rich Indigenous heritage and the diverse historic sites that together reflect our development as a nation; encouraging communities and organisations to host a local heritage event or activity; and providing an opportunity for all Australians to join together to celebrate our shared and special heritage.