Annandale Short Historical Walks
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by Marghanita da Cruz

About the Series |1890s Annandale | Federation Annandale | Annandale's Great War | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s

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50s Annandale: A Short Walk

Letter: Annangrove Cottage, Sydney 29 October 1855 My Dearest Father - inscription on token: Advance Australia

Sources: Token, Museum Victoria and Letter, State Library of NSW a337015

Marghanita da Cruz will present a virtual tour of 1850s and 1950s Annandale. In the 1850s, a new Train line passed through the Annandale Estate and William Stanley Jevons came to live at Annangrove Cottage on the Parramatta Road.

Jevons left us descriptions of Annangrove and his walks home to the new Royal Mint where he worked as an Assayer. Before leaving Sydney, Jevons produced a social map of the city. Back in England, jevons went on to design a "logical piano" (a mechanical computer) and to publish on mathematics and economics, including on why coal should not be taxed.

Horse Drawn, Steam and electric Trams have all transported passengers along Parramatta Road until the 1950s.

This virtual tour will form the basis of Marghanita's seventh book in a series which presents Annandale's History as Short Walks.

There will be an opportunity to inspect the historic cottage and nearby sites.

Date: 2-4pm Saturday 29 April 2017
Location: Tetch Gallery, Annangrove Cottage, 245 Parramatta Road Annandale
Price: $15/$10 Concession
Bookings & Enquiries: 0414-869202, Email: marghanita@ramin.com.au

1850s Annandale

The suburb of Annandale did not exist. It was a part of Robert Johnston's Annandale Estate.

Annandale House, the Johnston's residence was south of Parramatta Road and there were a handful of buildings north of the thoroughfare.

1950s Annandale