Monday, April 15, 2019

'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.

Looking Down Parramatta Road from Trafalgar St, Annandale at Sydney University. "Grose Farm from Toll Gate, ca.1862-1869/watercolour by F.C Terry, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW

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 Church

1979: 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

Stop 8. Flower Store & Riverland Fruit Store

Owned by the Chappelows

Stop 9. Bakeo and Dairy across White's Creek in Leichhardt

Stop 10. Ningana (1971) migrant hostel

Stop 11. Cnr of Collins and Annandale Streets

When: 2-3pm Sunday 5 May 2019

Where: Meet in Hunter Baillie Church Hall
cnr Johnston and Collins Street Annandale

Cost: $20 (incl devonshire tea, proceeds to National Trust Hunter Baillie Memorial Church Conservation Appeal)

The Walk is part of the Annual Hunter Baillie Memorial Church Conservation Appeal Open Day which includes  
  • Free 30 minute organ recitals at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm on the recently restored 1892 Hill and Son Organ and Church History talks
  • Devonshire teas in Hall
  • Free Church History Displays in Hall
  • Free Alfresco Annandale History Exhibition 

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