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.
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Annandale Residents in Vietnam and Korea
Anti-uranium dance: The uranium game! Balmain Town Hall
In December 1971 Jan Chapman and Phillip Noyce married..."When we got married we moved all the films to our house in Annandale", Jan explains. 'So, one of the rooms upstairs in this terrace house was full of a library of films....Phillip Noyce: backroads to Hollywood By Ingo Petzke
Charles Fisher bought 74b Trafalgar Street in 1973 to setup a recording studio, which he operated with John Zulaikha and later John Sayers, as Chaluz enterprises. The trio went their separate ways, but Charles continued to run the studio until 1994...Recording Studio at 74b Trafalgar Street.
Picture Australia Images of a Truck Tail locking device on truck at Bryant's Yard Annandale
Annandale 1978 (gelatin silver photograph)
Ice Bike Replica, built by Wayne Kotzur Annandale
Betty, the founding secretary of the Annandale Association, and her husband Hugh, remember moving into their derelict house in Annandale. They met other like minded people and using the model of the Balmain Association, set up an association to protect the structure of Annandale - which was threatened by the construction of a freeway through it.
To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Association, and Betty's matching contribution her friends made and presented her with a quilt. She recalls, the pleasant surprise, which followed the unexplained absence of her fellow members, from committee meetings, for the preceding six weeks.
The quilt had been a secret project. Maureen the ring leader, organised her husband to photograph a number of Annandale landmarks, these were then delivered to the letterboxes of individual quilters in Annandale. These woman created their patch and Maureen collected up all the patches and sewed them to a green backing fabric.
Betty described the 20 panels as -
In 2010, Betty donated the quilt to the Local History Section of the Leichhardt Library.
"In 1981 The Annandale Association produced a very valuable Building Register of houses in Annandale that were approved by The National Trust of Australia (NSW)..." Annandale Building Register By Localnotes, on February 14th, 2011
"A scan of a 1973 UBD Street Directory of Sydney, showing proposed F3 (North Western) and F4 (Western) Freeways, as well as the Johnstons Creek Route. " - GHOST ROADS OF SYDNEY
The Mural in The Crescent at Annandale was painted in collaboration with the community in 1980. It was renewed in 2005 when it was under threat, and the Council recognized its importance to the social and environmental concerns of the 1980's period. Many of these concerns remain. Few murals from this period of social activism remain. It is a proposed Heritage Item. -August 2010 Precinct Meeting Agenda
Caldwell and Schindler veneers factory, 233 Johnsto Street
Federal Road Bridge,View SW across bridge towards railway viaduct & Johnson Street, Annandale. (1966)