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'60s Annandale: A Short Walk

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'60s Annandale: A short Walk will be the seventh book in the series. It will cover Annandale of the 1860s and 1960s.
Annandale In May 1861, Ann Hooper Ball of Annandale sought probate of the will of her husband George Ball overseer at Annandale.1861 'ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION.', New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), 10 May, p. 999. , viewed 14 Feb 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230062609
From the 12 August 1867 Issue of the Empire: "One day the Major was driving out in his gig to visit this George's River farm, and give some instructions to the servant in charge of it, when he overtook the Baron, about four miles from Sydney, walking along the Parramatta Road. The Major pulled-up, and inquired the destination of the old gentleman. 


"I am going," said he, " to George's River to see Colonel Johnstone, from whom I wish to ask a favour. I called at Annandale, and they told me that the Colonel had ridden to th…

Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

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Last night I attended a 'Snap action Solidarity fundraiser' organised by  Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA Sydney) and Fighting In Resistance Equally (FIRE). ISJA meets every Wednesday at Redfern Community Centre
David Dungay The "Snap Action" was to raise money for the family of David Dungay who died in custody at Long Bay Prison at Malabar in Sydney.

The NSW Coroners investigation into Dungay's death was adjourned last July and will resume on Wednesday 6 March 2018.

"Mr Dungay was just weeks away from release, when he died during a cell transfer at Long Bay jail hospital in December 2015.
He was held down by five prison officers after he was told to stop eating a packet of biscuits.
The court was played footage showing Mr Dungay transferred to the second cell while handcuffed and then injected with the sedative midazolam. Mr Dungay said 12 times that he couldn’t breathe." -  Family 'devastated’ as Coroner delays Dungay death in custo…

Morning Perambulation

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Today's morning walk in Annandale.

History and Nature

Remembering the Green Bans,
which saved Annandale in the 1970s and fighting Westconnex in the 2010s.