Heritage Festival 2016 Discoveries & Rediscoveries

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Photographic Competition – enter now

Grab your cameras and explore the local through your lens.

Discover and Rediscover local gems such as Elkington Park, Dawn Fraser Pool, Architecture in Annandale or Hawthorne Canal. (Enter you images at the link below) Prizes to be won.

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Leichhardt’s historic model dairy farm…Kinkade Dairy

The Leichhardt Local Government Area has historically been a Sydney geographic location of model suburbs such as Annandale, model farms such as Annandale House and farm cultivated by George Johnston and Esther Abrahams. Did you know about one of the many dairy farms that was viewed as the model Dairy farm located on the corner of Moore Street and McKenzie Street Now known as the 36th Battalion Park.

Sydney Mail (NSW : 1912 – 1938) Wednesday 9 July 1913 p 25 Article Illustrated

Pure Milk Pays

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All.

Thank you for your partnerships and interest in History and Heritage in the Leichhardt Local Government Area for 2015.

Merry Christmas

From The Local History Team

Amie Zar, Ben Carter, Garry Cousins.

Vintage Transport History

The Leichhardt LGA has a wonderful transport history of steam trams, electric trams, and many styles of buses. A month ago we had the pleasure of a transport presentation for the Children of Tavener’s Hill. Liam Brundle from the Transport Museum at Leichhardt shared his wealth of knowledge, the children loved seeing trams and old buses travelling down familiar streets.


School Presentations


CHAIA Fein – Preposterous Saints

Come check out this exhibition before it comes down on November 30th.
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Back To Balmain 25th October 2015 11-4pm

Back to Balmain

Walking Tour – 1914 – 1918 History Walk in Leichhardt

Step back in time and join us for a lovely walking tour of old Leichhardt Town the former Piperston town.

Walking Tour – 1914 – 1918 History Walk in Leichhardt.

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Pioneers Park at Sunset

Join local historian, Patrick Callaghan, and explore what it was like to live in Leichhardt in the years of World War One. We will also visit several WW1 Honour Boards and find out about some those remembered on those boards, and the stained glass windows in All Souls Anglican Church, one of which is in memory of a man who fought in both the Boer War and WW1.

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Leichhardt Library
Meet at the rotunda at Pioneers Park Leichhardt
10am – 12noon
Free event – Bring a hat and bottle of water
Bookings – online or call 9367 9266 or http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/Library/Library-Events  or email localhistory@lmc.nsw.gov.au


History Week 2015

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History Week 2015 Opening Night

A marvelous night had by all thank you to all those that turned up and enjoyed The Honorable Professor Dame Marie Bashir opening of the two History Week exhibitions for 2015 War Nationalism and Identity.

Professor Marie spoke of the importance of Broughton Hall and her time working there with the mentally unwell and their return to good health.
Broughton Hall and the Great War focuses on the buildings historical chapter when it went from being the family home of the Keep family to a convalescent home for Shell Shocked Returned soldiers form WW1. Broughton Hall was the soup kitchen and milk dispensary for the poor of the district.

Broughton Hall was one of twenty-five convalescent homes established throughout NSW by the Australian Red Cross (including Graythwaite, North Sydney, and Rose Hall in Darlinghurst).

From 1915 Broughton Hall became No.13 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, a military psychiatric unit delivering treatment to returned soldiers suffering shell shock and other nervous disorders.

The exhibition focuses on the role of the Red cross and the women who raised significant amounts of money and local support for Broughton Hall.

Marie Bashir

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Marie Bashir

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