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An Alfresco Exhibition at the Annandale Shops
16 April - 26 May 2016
Discover the stories of the Heritage Streetscapes of this urban village in Sydney’s inner west. Annandale is bounded by Sydney Harbour, Parramatta Road and two creeks. Gas lights, horses and trams have adorned the streets. The exhibition draws on Leichhardt Library’s local history collection to present a brief illustrated history of Annandale from colonial Land Grant to a community of over 8,700 residents and churches, temples, civic spaces, schools and diverse businesses...more
Presented by:Leichhardt Library, Local History at the Annandale Shops
Opening by Mayor of Leichhardt Councillor Darcy Byrne
3pm-4.15pm Saturday 16 April 2016
Outside Annandale Village Newsagency
113 Johnston St Annandale 2038 NSW
*Free but Bookings Required Book Online
Tel 02-9367-9266 or Email: email@example.com
Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk is a self guided walk and history of Annandale in WW1. It covers the numerous memorials around Annandale and tells the stories of some of the 1200 men who enlisted in the AIF to serve as ANZACs. The book also covers the construction of the freight rail viaduct now used for Light Rail..more
1890s, Federation, 1920s and 1930s Annandale are als available as self guided walks as paperbacks and eBooks...more
Also see: A Self Guided Wander through Annandale
An exhibition and natter about food related needlecraft.
Annandale Craft Group
11am-2pm Fri 22 & 29 April 2016
Front Room, Annandale Community Centre
Date: 11.30am Tue 19th & Sat 23rd April 2016. (Talk repeated)
The everyday pie most of us know and love, just like most things Bakery/Pastry, is going places.
Listen to Mel Drego's talk/show about traditional pie making, and newer directions in the world of pies.
Both, savoury (meat-filled) and sweet pies/tarts are given the treatment during this 45 minute talk, slide and demonstration.
Location: dRego's Bakery, 87 Booth Street, Annandale.
Instagram:#dregosbakery fb.com/dregosbakery Website: dregosbakery.com.au
Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0448-407-551
How and when was beer invented? How has beer changed the course of history? What is the history of brewing in Annandale and the Inner-west?
You'll learn the answers to these questions and more as well as understanding more about the brewing process during this 1.5 hr talk which mixes hands-on tasting of beer with stories, demonstrations and a brewery tour conducted by Peter Philip, founder and head brewer of Wayward Brewing.
Date: Wed 20 April 2016
Location: Wayward Brewing Co, 3 Gehrig Lane, Annandale 2038
Cost: $30 including beer tasting
More information and Bookings:
Exhibition dates: 20 April - 14 May 2016
Opening Wednesday 20 April 6:30-8:30pm
Annandale Galleries opened in 1991 in a former Masonic Hall built in the 1920s.. www.annandalegalleries.com.au
Euroespresso will again present their popular talk on how coffee beans are roasted and blended. The talk will also cover the history of Espresso Machines and include a coffee making demonstation. The one hour talk will include a complimentary cup of Caffe` Euroblend.
11am Thursday 21 April 2016
Bookings Essential (numbers limited):
The 1940s saw Annandale's factories turned to the war effort. Gunsights and Mosquito Bombers were churned out and bomb shelters erected. The end of the decade saw the absorption of the Annandale, Glebe and Balmain boroughs into the Leichhardt Municipality. The one hour walk will be guided by Marghanita da Cruz, who has been publishing the Anecdotal History of Annandale on the Web since 1998 and guiding historical walks since 2011.
Date:Friday 22nd April 2016
Time:11am (1 Hour Walk) Start and Finish:Annandale Village Newsagent, 113 Johnston Street
Cost: $15/$10concession (pay on the day)
Bookings Preferred: 0414-869202 or email@example.com
Jason Chatwin will give a guided eco/nature foreshore walk of Johnston’s Creek, Rozelle Bay, Federal Park & Bicentennial Park Precinct.
This tour will cover the native flora and fauna of these areas, changes to the landscape outlining the original and modern foreshore, bush regeneration including the salt marsh wetlands and proposed upgrades to the park precinct. Presented by:Leichhardt Library
10am-12pm Tues 17 May 2016
Start at Annandale Wharf, The Cresent, Annandale
Bookings: 9367 9266 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
12noon-4pm Sunday 17 April 2016
Corner of Johnston & Collins Streets, Annandale
Simon Lobelson (baritone), David Paterson (piano) and Chris Cartner (piano) perform music and songs by contemporary Australian composers Hue Blanes, Calvin Bowman, David Hush, David Paterson and Dan Walker...more.
Saturday 23rd April, 3-4pm ($25/$20)
Hunter Baillie Church, cnr Johnston and Collins Sts, Annandale
Two of the most monumental piano sonatas are brought to the stage by pianist Chris Cartner.
3-4pm Sun 29th May ($25/$20)- Hunter Baillie, Annandale..more
The Annandale Brewery (1886-1890) | Taylor Bros Jam & Annandale Jam Company (1890s-1930s) | Hoadley's Chocolates new plant (Nov 1962) | Trafalgar Street Tuckshop | Lillipillis Ripen | Butchers, Fruit & Vegetable Shop, Refreshment Rooms & Confectionery, Dairy & Milk Vendors, Grocery & Wines, Greengrocer & Ham & Beef Shop, Condiments Manufacture and Bakers (1903-1922)
The Annandale Borough's Health inspector's report for the fortnight ending 29 Oct 1943, recommended approval of licenses for butcher's shops at 78 Booth St (V Dommett), cnr Nelson and Parramatta Road (E LAwrence), 12 Johnston St (LJ Osborne) and on Parramatta Road (H Smithson) as well as Refreshment Rooms at 35, 51, 89, 91, 137, 185, 247, 121 Parramatta Rd and 2a, 120, 126 Johnston St. In 2016, there are no butcher's shops - however there are five small grocery outlets, two of which stock fresh meat, and numerous cafes and restaurants.
In 1944, Minute 204 of the Annandale Borough Council approved licenses for butcher shops: W. Hector at 55 Booth St; T Miller at 18 Trafalgar St; G Gower at Parramatta Rd; J Wilkinson 119 Johnston St; T Elliot 30 Kentville Ave and refreshment rooms: E Purcell at 31a Parramatta Rd (Minute Books [Municipality of Annandale] /Minute Book Start date: 03 May 1943 End date: 23 Dec 1948, Series Number 16797 Box Number 9, State Records NSW).
For more information or to get involved in the 2016 Annandale Heritage Festival or to join our Mailing List
please contact Marghanita da Cruz
The 2016 Annandale Heritage Festival theme is Food and Drink business as usual. Bounded by Parramatta Road, Sydney Harbour, Johnston and White's Creeks, Annandale is a designated heritage conservation area. Many individual sites are listed on the local, state and National Trust registers.
Annandale is home to ove 8700 people. It has 4 bakeries, 6 Burger Cafes/Fish & Chips shops, 5 Restaurants, 10 Cafes, a Sushi train, 8 grocery outlets, 2 small bars, 4 pubs, 2 bottle shops, a cooking school, caterers, coffee roasters and beer brewers. Most of these little businesses are located along Parramatta Road, Johnston and Booth Streets, but a few are tucked away in quiet streets.
Well served by bus and tram, the Annandale Heritage Festival offers guided walk, talks and a free alfresco exhibition. There are also Self Guided Walk, numerous permanent National Trust plaques along the footpaths. Over 1200 Annandale ANZACs are remembered on WW1 memorials and honour boards scattered around Annandale.
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Leichhardt Library, Italian Forum, 1-30 April 2016
Discover the stunning sandstone motifs designed by Thomas Vallance Wran, great-great grandfather of Neville Wran.
His first major commission, both astonishing and revolutionary, was resurrected in 1891 on the facade of Annandale Uniting Church at 81 Johnston Street.
Opening: 6pm-8pm Wednesday 13 April 2016
Leichhardt Library, Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Bookings Required via Eventbrite, Tel: 9367 9266 or Email: email@example.com
Come and discover the eclectic murals of Leichhardt, from historic political iconic murals such as The Crescent Mural of Annandale designed by Rodney Monk in 1980, painted at a turning point in Leichhardt's History as the inner city was being transformed with changing demographics associated with de- industrialisation. Celebrate Wall to Walls 10th year with an extensive amount of murals celebrating colour, diversity, coffee culture, history and heritage are there to be discovered.
When:Thursday 14th April 10am -12pm
Meet at: Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
The Annandale Heritage Festival is in association with: