Leichhardt Jubilee 1851-1921 blocks, pressed by Hill End Artists

Get ready for an exciting up and coming exhibition at Leichhardt Library to celebrate Heritage Festival – Amazing Stories 2011 April 2 – 30

Leichhardt Library in collaboration with  Hill End Press, present the exhibition ” Leichhardt Jubilee Pressed.”

From the barrels of the library archives, the original blocks from the Publication “Leichhardt : its history and progress, with an account of the incorporation of the Municipality and the Celebration of its Jubilee, 1871-1921  have been dusted and brought to life for their 90th birthday by master print press artist Bill and Genevieve Moseley of Hill End Press.

In a day and age of digital imagery, speedy reproduction and dissemination of online publication it is joy to re-visit  the clanking sound of the vintage press, echoing the Industrial revolution.

What lies on these metal printing blocks are multiple amazing stories from an eerie vacant Norton Street  too municipal pride, boners and cutters, school children cultivating experimental grasses, sweet sweepers, new schools and churches which stand today, the large smiling assembly of school children of Leichhardt Public School and more. The blocks also offer us an amazing story of the changing technologies – from metal  and glass plate reproduction to today’s chip-driven electronic media.

Type: Exhibition
Date: Opening Wednesday 6th April 6pm
Time: 6.oopm for 6.30pm start
Venue: Leichhardt Library
Cost: FREE. Light refreshments will be served
Bookings Essential: 9367 9266
Exhibition runs from April 2nd  -30th

Leichhardt Jubilee Celebrations 1871 -1921 Parramatta Road Photographer JG Park
Master Print Press……Bill Moseley of Hill End Press

One thought on “Leichhardt Jubilee 1851-1921 blocks, pressed by Hill End Artists

  1. Just regarding the historical picture of the Jubilee Procession along Paramatta Road in 1921 it came to my attention that it shows a procession of men behind a banner with sashes over their suits. This looks identical to an orange march. Masons have similar sashes but wear aprons. The Orange order or Loyal association was present in Australia since the first fleet. Mainly military types would join, The movement began back in Ireland by Protestants, loyal to the Britain and named after William of Orange who defeated James 11 in the battle of the Boyne. In Australia with a large Irish Catholic presence Orange Lodges sprang up everywhere and were patroned by Non-Irish Protestants as a mark of Loyalty to the empire, as Europe and Ireland threatened rebellion. The 1st loyal association was created in the the early 1800s in response to many Irish rebels from 1798 rebellion. This group helped put down the Irish rebellion at Castle Hill in 1804. If you look closely at the banner it reads “Leichhardt Lodge”

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