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The Queen Anne/Arts and Crafts Federation building, at the corner of Collins and Annandale Streets, was designed by state architect Walter Liberty Vernon.
"A police station was established at Annandale in 1884, located within the Metropolitan District. The station was staffed by one mounted superintendent, one mounted senior sergeant and four mounted constables plus one senior sergeant and four constables of foot. (1) By 31 December 1887 its staff had been reduced to one ordinary foot constable....The new police station opened in 1905.." - more
The State Heritage listing of the police station, describes it as federation Queen Anne building with a "hipped and gabled roof" "clad with a patterned slate roof" and displaying "the Australian Adaptation of the shaded Verandah, sandstone, brick and timber work" - Annandale Police Station Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register (28 Apr 2006) 136-138 Annandale Street (Cnr Collins Street) http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_04_2.cfm?itemid=4180265 viewed 5 June 2012).
Whereas the Leichhardt Local Environment Plan (2000) lists it as an Arts and Crafts building (LEP 2000 (22 Dec 2000) 21 Collins Street, Annandale http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_04_2.cfm?itemid=1940096 viewed 13 March 2012.
"The Police Regulation Act was passed by the colonial Parliament and on 1 March 1862, all existing police forces amalgamated to establish the NSW Police Force under former Army Captain John McLerie as Inspector General....The first motor vehicle was acquired by the NSW Police Force. It was a Sunbeam roadster and was for the exclusive use of the Inspector General. In 1913, a Douglas motorcycle commenced special traffic duties, and in 1915 a Renault was modified for use as a motorised patrol van..." - www.police.nsw.gov.au
"A police station was established at Annandale in 1884, located within the Metropolitan District. The station was staffed by one mounted superintendent, one mounted senior sergeant and four mounted constables plus one senior sergeant and four constables of foot. (1) By 31 December 1887 its staff had been reduced to one ordinary foot constable..."investigator.records.nsw.gov.au.
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Ms Sandra Nori to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services(4 March 1992) Answer(26 March 1992) - www.parliament.nsw.gov.au
Dennis emailed on 26 September 2011 "When I worked at Annandale Police Station I was a motor cyclist and worked Parramatta Road, photo attached. This was in 1970 when the station was a 24 hour station, Regent Street was the main station." and attached a photograph.
Dennis also emailed to say that using Google Earth he was able to identify the location of the Bakery in John Street, Lilyfield, where he worked and from where his father, a Bread Vendor, sourced his product: "There was a Shell Petrol Station where Gerry's Glass is located [corner of Moore and John Street]. At 68-72 where a plumbing supplies and other business are situated is where there was a large factory called Seibers Bakery. It employed possibly 60-80, I worked in an area where after the bread was baked it was packed onto trolleys, cooled, sliced and wrapped then taken to the delivery drivers. My father was a bread vendor his area being Annandale and surrounds. One of the many places he did deliver to was the Beale Piano Factory. He also delivered to dwellings and when walking along the street he called out "Bakeo" and the residents came to the door to receive the delivery. Just memories. My father was a bread vendor for most of his life even in the days when a horse and cart was used." -Dennis Burrows(26 September 2011)
On 29 September, Dennis added "from memory my father delivered bread to the Beale Factory in late 50's early 60's." "My father delivered bread in the Annandale area generally. I was surprised using Google earth to see that so many trees have been planted and grown in the area. I also saw that the hotel that was down the road from the police station, I think it was called the "Vic" is still trading; it was one of Dad's favourite watering holes. Is the Beale factory still there?"
Editor's note: The Beale Piano Factory was converted to Residential Appartments around 1995.
"It appears that the Camperdown Police Station was closed and the records transferred to the Annandale Police Station. After 14 January 1981 there were no further charges at Annandale. This function was transferred to Balmain Police Station..."Annandale Police Station, Charge books, 1966-81
150th Anniversary of Policing (150 Years launch video, Meaning of Insignia, Evolution of Policing, Honour Roll, Significant dates in NSW Policing history... 150th Anniversary of Policing in NSW (1 March 2012)
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.