Showing posts from April, 2019

Yaama Ngunna Barka Exhibition

Yaama Ngunna Barka (Welcome to River) Exhibition was a display and silent aucition of Bruce Shilingworth's River Collection at Mosman Art Gallery.

Bruce is from Darling River country and he has painted works about the river including its current peril.

Bruce is organising a Corroboree in October 2019 to sing the river back to life.

Video: 2019 Corroboree Project Yaama Ngunna Barka (Welcome to our River)

Bruce Shillingsworth is on Facebook and Twitter

From and Annandale on the Web to 7 Short Walk Books

In 1998, I created a website called "What's on in Annandale". Then, past and present residents began to share stories and fond memories and an Anecdotal History of Annandale was born.

Next the National Library began to digitise old newspapers and created Trove a comprehensive search engine across all Australian Libraries. "In 2001 the [National] Library embarked on a major digitisation project to provide improved access to its large and diverse collection." -  Library celebrates 100 000th digitised picture (1 Nov 2007)

Digital copies of maps, photographs and newspaper articles made Trove an invaluable resource in researching Annandale's history.

The NSW and National Archives also provided online indexes and digitised content and reading rooms where original material could be accessed.

Leichhardt (now Inner West) Library's Local History and NSW State Library
as well as other museums and libraries have also been digitising their content and revealed moments…

Perambulation 25 April 2019


Newcastle, Shared Path, Docked eBikes and Tram

Signage on the Newcastle Forshore Shared Path.

One giving a speed limit and prioritising pedestrians the other leaving to rider's judgement.
Tram The Newcastle Tram is now in operation.

It is a wireless implementation relying on pantographs to recharge batteries at the stations.

The Heavy rail line has been cut at the western end of the CBD. Wickham is the new interchange from heavy rail to light rail.

Currently there is only a single line at each end of the route.  A similar approach to the Sydney Inner West line is now severely limiting the capacity of the line. (Journeys on the inner west light rail are also growing rapidly, with the circa 10 million trips in the past year already above the number of annual trips predicted for 2026 - 4 May 2017, Open Opal data offers valuable insights for planners and developers
Docked E-Bikes The new tram runs partly in the rail corridor and partly on the road. The light rail extends about 500 meters beyond the Newcastle Railway Station.


Johnston Street Jazz (18 April 2019)

It was good to meet Naomi, one of the co-founders of Johnston Street Jazz.

Johnston Street Jazz happens
every Thursday night
at 81 Johnston St Annandale.
Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start
Tix: $20/$10 for an evening of improvised jazz.

The format of the evening is generally one set of great music (mostly instrumental, mostly local, mostly unamplified). Followed by Free For All, an open improv concept where the audience becomes the band.

Last night was a packed house for a two set performance by Leonie Cohen and her crew.

Cohen's launched her new album “Pages Suite”.
The performances at Johnston Street jazz are being captured in paint by an artist.

The improv featured, former Annandale resident, Yvette, whose mother Joyce Clague stood for preselection for McKell in 1987 (Ref: pg 169, Basket weavers and true believers : making and unmaking the Labor left in Leichhardt Municipality 1970-1991 / Tony Harris)

Upcoming Performances APR25: Alterity : Paul Cutlan & Phillippa Murph…

'60s Annandale: A Short Guided Walk

'60s Annandale will be a short walk around the block, with a few stops and lots of history, with a focus on Annandale of the 1860s and 1960s.

Stop 1 Cnr Collins and Johnston Street Stop 2 Melocco Brothers Villa and Units Stop 3. Snows Confectionery Stop 4. Former Annandale Council Chambers & Methodist Church1979: local residents and community workers in Annandale persuaded Leichhardt Council to convert the Annandale Council Chamber building into a community Centre. They envisaged the centre would provide information, entertainment, child care, informal social opportunities, classes and activities for yourn and old! - Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, A Commemorative History 1980 -2010.... Annandale Neighbourhood Centre turns 30

Stop 5. Flats on Johnston Street Stop 6. St Aidan's School Hall Stop 7. Cnr of Johnston and Booth Street Israel Cohen Soap and Candle Making on ForeshoreThe Abbey Australianmixed mediaavant-garde artists formed in Sydney in 1961. Founding member…

Saturday Morning Perambulation

This morning, I took a perambulation to the opening of the NSW Federation of Community Language Schools conference at the Seymour Centre.

Chester Street East, Annandale 

Westconnex Dive site Conference of NSW Community Language Teachers, Seymour Centre, University of Sydney Glass Artists' Gallery, Glebe