Thursday, January 31, 2019

'60s Annandale: A Short Walk

Books available at Annandale Village Newsagency
'60s Annandale: A short Walk will be the seventh book in the series. It will cover Annandale of the 1860s and 1960s.


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,

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 the farm, and I am now in pursuit of him." 1867 'A COLONIAL NOTABILITY OF THE OLDEN TIME.', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 12 August, p. 6. , viewed 31 Jan 2019,

"David Johnstone the third son of George Johnston died in 1866 at his property at Georges Hill, near Liverpool. "He was the brother of Mr. Robert Johnstone, of Annandale, and son of the Colonel Johnstone who placed Governor Bligh under arrest, and administered the Government of this colony until he was superseded by Macquarie." 1866 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 8 June, p. 3. , viewed 31 Jan 2019,

In 1862 one of Captain Johnstone's large store and its contents were destroyed by fire 1863 'CHRONICLE OF OCCURRENCES,—1862.', Sydney Mail (NSW : 1860 - 1871), 3 January, p. 10. , viewed 31 Jan 2019,

Burt and Co. report successfully auctioned 220 head of fat cattle at the Annandale Yards in 1866 1866 'COMMERCIAL.', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 4 December, p. 8. , viewed 31 Jan 2019,

1866 description of Johnston's Creek: "A small creek passes through and drains the lower part of the Burying Ground, which in one portion is swampy and well occupied by decaying humanity. This open drain during rain, and even many days after, is constantly running. It winds its tortuous way from the Cemetery (scattering miasma around), through Mr. Conley's property, takes a pretty serpentine course through a densely populated portion of North Kingston [Camperdown], passes by a culvert under the railway, fills a large public duck-pond close to the station, overflowing that, passes through Mr Breillat's paddock, filling large waterholes in its way, and then again under a railway culvert, and through the Annandale Estate flows into Johnston's Bay." 1866 'NEWTOWN CEMETERY.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 28 July, p. 6. , viewed 31 Jan 2019,
In 1869 Robert Johnston made an application for a Certificate of indefeasible title  for 2,388, Petersham—1 rood 8 perches, at intersection of Brighton and Crystal -Streets,—being lot 1 of section 13 of division No. 2a of " The Petersham Estate - 1869 'NOTICE UNDER REAL PROPERTY ACT.', New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), 3 September, p. 2230. , viewed 14 Feb 2019,

Annandale Foreshore
Books at Annandale Village Newsagency and Leichhardt Library

Samuel Cowan and Moss Israel leased 100 acres on Johnston’s Bay. p17, AURA ANNANDALE URBAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION Journal 1 THE EARLY HISTORY OF ANNANDALE

In  1860, COWAN and ISRAEL of Albion Soap Works offered a £2 for information leading to the recovery of two black mares and a chestnut filly. 1860 'Advertising', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 4 January, p. 8. , viewed 31 Jan 2019,

In 1861 Samuel Cowan and Moses Israel, of Annandale, Johnstone's Bay, soap and candle manufacturers was listed as insolvent with liabilities  of £8378 12s.; Assets of £4701 7s.4d and a Deficit of £3577 4s. 8d. 1861 'SUMMARY OF INSOLVENTS.', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 21 May, p. 4. , viewed 31 Jan 2019, 
However, Cowan and Israel fortune's changed when the the British Government awarded to Cowan's family's firm Messrs. Cowan and Sons, of Barnes the largest ever Naval contract for the supply of 300 tons of soap for the navy. p18, AURA ANNANDALE URBAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION Journal 1 THE EARLY HISTORY OF ANNANDALE

Annandale Toll-Bar

In 1864 the Annandale Toll-bar was leased for £2590. 1863 'PROPERTY CIRCULAR.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 21 December, p. 3. , viewed 31 Jan 2019,

In 1866, the Central Police Court ruled in favour of the Annandale Toll Operator, that he correctly collected a toll on an empty cart. The defendent had sought to be exempted from the toll, under the Toll Exemption Carting Manure, as the cart was empty because it was on the way to collect the manure.1866 'TOWN AND COUNTRY NEWS', Sydney Mail (NSW : 1860 - 1871), 31 March, p. 2. , viewed 31 Jan 2019,

The Police Gazette list a theft from the Annandale Toll House on the list of House-breaking, and Stealing from Dwelling-houses.1862 'III. House-breaking, and Stealing from Dwelling-houses.', New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930), 24 December, p. 266. , viewed 14 Feb 2019,

More about the Annandale Turnpike 

In 1866 the width of the carriage and footway for Parramatta Road from the bridge over Johnston Creek to 6 chains beyond Missenden Road was established.
The Carriage way was to be 48 ft 7 inches and each footway 12 ft no houses were to be built within this reserve. 1866 'ALIGNMENT OF PORTION OF THE PARRAMATTA ROAD.', New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), 29 March, p. 810. , viewed 14 Feb 2019,

Annandale Cottage

In 1861, Mrs JB Adnam gave birth to a son at home at Annandale Cottage 1861 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 21 September, p. 1. , viewed 31 Jan 2019,

In 1862 Alfred Burt of Annandale Cottage's, son married Fanny Anna Bennet at St Peter's on the Cook's River. 1862 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 21 August, p. 1. , viewed 31 Jan 2019,

In 1866 Mrs Samuel Dickinson gave birth to a son at Annandale Cottage, 1866 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 23 May, p. 1. , viewed 31 Jan 2019, 

Annangrove Cottage, Petersham

In June 1865 a reward of £1 was offered for the return of a Red Kangaroo Dog to Annangrove Cottage. 1865 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 21 June, p. 16, viewed 23 January, 2012,

In October, Mrs Mosman, who resided at Annangrove Cottage offered a reward for the return of her red and white "Milch" cow. If the cow was found to have strayed, then the reward would be 10Shillings. However, it it had been stolen, £2 would be paid for the return of the cow and the conviction of the thief. 1865 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 7 October, p. 12, viewed 23 January, 2012,

In 1867, the Mosman's seven and a  half  year old daugher died of  diphtheria - 1867 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 July, p. 1, viewed 23 January, 2012,

Friends of the late Archibald Mosman were invited to the funeral of his daughter EMILY MARIA leaving Annan Grove Cottage at 2pm on Sunday 21 July 1867 1867 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 July, p. 12, viewed 23 January, 2012,

By 1868, Annangrove had new tennants. Mrs AH Palmer, formerly of Herston, Brisbane gave birth to a son in April 1868. 1868 'Family Notices.', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 24 April, p. 1, viewed 23 January, 2012,

Read more about Annangrove Cottage at: Annandale on the Web

'60s Annandale: Guided Walk

2-3pm 5th May 2019 as part of the HunterBaillie Memorial Presbyterian Church's annual heritage open day. The cost will be $20 including afternoon tea with proceeds to the Church's conservation appeal.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Snap Action at 107 Redfern, 23 Jan 2019

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 custody inquest, NITV, 27 Jul 2018 - 6:13pm

Leetona Dungay is asking for the wider community's presence at the NSW Coroner's Court when the inquiry resumes on March 6.

TJ Hickey

The 15th anniversary of 17 year old TJ Hickey's death will be marked on 14 February 14 2019.

"This inquest has therefore focussed primarily on the manner of death of T. J. Hickey. In fact I am able to find, at the outset, to the effect that Thomas James Hickey died at 1.20 am on 15th February 2004 at Sydney Childrens’ Hospital Randwick, of penetrating injury of neck and chest sustained on the morning of 14th February 2004 when he fell from his bicycle and was impaled upon a steel fence at the rear of 1 Phillip Street Waterloo. The injury was probably non-survivable.

In terms of manner of death I must also come to a conclusion as to whether or not this is, after all, a Section 13A (Section 13A(1)(b): as a result of or during police operations) death. For if it is so assessed, then not only is this a mandatory inquest but in due course a synopsis of the case must find its way into the 2004 Annual Report of the State Coroner to the NSW Parliament. It also follows that if the death is assessed as being as a result of or during police operations, the role, if any, of police in the death ought to be explained.

I am in fact satisfied that, though technical, this death is a death during police operations within the meaning of Section 13A, Coroners Act 1980." - 287/04 Aboriginal male aged 17 died on 15 February 2004 at Randwick. Finding handed down on 17 August 2004 at Glebe by John Abernethy, NSW State Coroner,
Report by the NSW State Coroner into deaths in custody/police operations, 2004

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Morning Perambulation

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.

Verge Planting

Pepper Trees Federal Park.
The story is that diggers
brought the seeds back with them from WW1

Federal Park Constructed Salt Marsh Wetlands

Johnston's Creek

Oysters Rozelle Bay

Fish Rozelle Bay

"In the early 1970s residents including
the Glebe Society joined with
the Builders Labourers Federation led by Jack Mundey
to impose a Green Ban on expressways
planned to carve through Glebe Annandale and Lilyfield.
This plaque commemorates all the men and women who fought this battle
- Leichhardt Council." More at Western Expressway Greenban (March 1974) -

????? - look like soap suds on a casurina

Dietitions exhibition at RPA

Exhibition about Dietitions at Royal Prince Alfred hospital by their museum. "RPA Museum Founded in 1933, th...