Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s.
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Aboriginal Australia | 1770-1823 | 1823-1876 | 1876-1889 | 1890-1900 | 1900-1915 | 1916-1930 | 1931-1938 | 1939-1945 | 1945-1955 | 1956-1969 | 1970-1998 | 1998-2007 | 2008-2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018
July - December 2012
April-June is the time of the Marrai'gang (Quoll) and Bana'murrai'yung (wet becoming cooler)...when the lilly pillys ripen ..www.bom.gov.au
4,125 Males + 4,544 Female = 8,669 People
Median age 36...more
bark paintings ceremonial poles sculptures mixed media works - from Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala NT
The name ‘Mulka’ means a sacred but public ceremony, and, to hold or protect. The mission is to sustain and protect Yolngu cultural knowledge in Northeast Arnhem Land under the leadership of community members...Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre
110 Trafalgar Street
RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS Wed 9 May 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Exhibition - 2 May - 9 June 2012
As part of these works, 15 fluorescent light fittings have been changed from T8 tubes to LED fittings as a trial... Leichhardt Council to report on Centre becoming an Energy Efficient Lighting demonstration site....more
Activities continue, while much needed renovation and maintenance works proceed (Electrical $10,000, Timber Floor ($106,500), Internal Finishes ($25,500). - www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au (www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au viewed 29 Feb 2012)
Stable built from old bricks including a few with salt glazing. Stable is at the corner of Piper Street and Trafalgar Lane Annandale. Photo 1 June 2012 and Front 18 August 2012
Chapman Road, Annandale 1 June 2012
(corner of Collins and Johnston Streets)
9am-1pm Saturday, 26 May 2012
Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment....www.walk.com.au
On a Shared Path keep left, give way to pedestrians, ring your bell early, control your pets. be polite and aware of others....sydneycycleways.net
Proposal for new community garden at 25 White Street.
Community consultation at 6pm Thu 12 April 2012
Submissions by 18 May 2012 at 4pm..more
Leichhardt Council is proposing the introduction of a 40km/h speed limit for Booth Street in "High Pedestrian Activity Area" between Nelson Street and Annandale Street.
Raised pedestrian crossing, decorative lighting
just east of Annandale Street
just west of Trafalgar Street
Rubber speed cushions
just west of Annandale Street (both directions)
just west of View Street (both directions)
just east of Nelson Street (westbound direction)
Signage and pavement markings will clearly define the start of the 40 km/h pedestrian area. Written comments will be received up to Thursday 5th April 2012. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: BOOTH STREET 40KM/H HIGH PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY AREA.more
Spindler’s Reserve, Taylor St North Playground,
In accordance with Council’s Community Consultation process, upgrade works are proposed to be carried out within Spindler’s Reserve.
Community Consultation is to include an onsite meeting on the 17th March 2012 at 2pm. Council staff will be on site to discuss the proposal and answer any questions relation to the reserve.
All the feedback from local residents and park users will contribute to the final proposed design of the reserve upgrade. The final design will be posted on site and supplied to all interested parties.
It is envisaged commencement date for construction will be mid 2012 at an estimated cost of $45,000.
Contact: Mr Jake Bennett, Landscape Coordinator,Leichhardt Municipal Council, Phone:93679007 Email:email@example.com (source: emailed flyer 9 march 2012)
Living Streets project has commenced construction in Taylor Street South, includes water sensitive infrastructure, native vegetation, swales, traffic calming and an expanded children's playground....http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/living-streets.html
Leichhardt Council to lease of disused Sydney Water land for open space...http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/IgnitionSuite/uploads/docs/ITEM%2042%5B9%5D.pdf
Council has resolved that the extent of demolition works carried out at the site is in breach of Development Consent D/2002/668...more
To ensure local residents still have the opportunity to participate in reuse in their local area, Leichhardt Council introduced Second Hand Saturday – a giant neigbourhood garage sale program in individual households. Second Hand Saturday has been running since 2000, and enables residents to participate in a program that gives items a longer life.... more
6.30-7.30pm Thu 3 May 2012
Annandale Public School
25 Johnston Street, Annandale
RSVP: Tanya.Plibersek.MP@aph.gov.au or 93790700..www.aph.gov.au/T_Plibersek_MP
films sculptures drawings tapestries etchings
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE (born 1956 Johannesburg) has emerged over the last fifteen years as one of the most influential artists and thinkers in the world
The films on show are Other Faces (purchased by the National Gallery of Australia) and related drawings, Anti-Mercator on the Artist's themes on the nature of time and Drawing Lessons a series of short films, last shown at the Louvre in 2010.
Reception and Opening Friday 9 March 6.30-9.30pm
Exhibition 9 March-28 April 2012
It's a measure of William Kentridge's view of the world... www.theaustralian.com.au (viewed 3 March 2012)
20 March-21 April 2012 (Stella Downer Gallery)
Opening: 3-5pm Sat 31 March
27 March-14 April 2012 (Depot II Gallery)
2 Danks Street, Waterloo
Air Raid Shelters "WORK WOULD TAKE A YEAR"; In 1942,Annandale resident, Betty joined the RAAF working in the Suppliers unit, Mosquito Bombers were constructed at Beale Piano Factory...more
12-4pm Visit the Church & Historical Exhibition (Admission free)
1,2,3pm: Organ recitals (Admission free)
12-4pm Afternoon Tea Available
3pm: Federation Annandale: A Short guided Walk...to be published October 2012 more
Members of the community are invited to submit artworks responding to this year’s theme: Connections.
Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th March 2012: Submission of works and entry forms.
The Annandale Hotel, one of Australia's beloved rock venues is crippled by debt and on the verge of closure...www.annandalehotel.com
Peter Garret, former lead singer of Midnight Oil, believes "this is a venue that's been one of the spiritual homes to Australian artists... www.smh.com.au(viewed 4 March 2012)
Sydney City Council is providing "Flooding and Flash flooding "meet the the experts" session for residents in low lying areas around Johnstons' Creek and surrounding the raised Harold Park development. It's a Q and A session.
Date: Monday 2nd April 2012
Venue: Benledi room upstairs Glebe Library.
Contact: Katina (local resident convenor, if you need a lift. Please RSVP on 0407210129 if you can attend and/or want the outcome of the meeting.
In New South Wales several bills for female suffrage were proposed between 1891 and 1901, generally being passed in the Lower House but defeated in the Upper House. Despite widespread ridicule of the idea of women being involved in politics, especially by the media, the movement gathered momentum and by the dawn of the new century was less than two years away from success. www.parliament.nsw.gov.au
Henrietta Attenborough arrived in Australia in 1887 and was Matron 1898-1924...Queen Victoria Maternity Home (Queen Victoria Hospital for Women and Babies) 1895-1976
The Sisters of St Joseph, arrived in Sydney in 1880. Once established in the Rocks area, they walked up George Street and Parramatta Road to teach at Camperdown. From their next residence, in Missenden Road Camperdown, they walked to Johnston Street Annandale, to teach...Mary Mackillop and Annandale
Adela Taylor, Mayoress of Annandale and late Sydney, taken in Commemoration of her efforts for the enlargement of the nurses home, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital...more
in 1857, on his recommendation, Marianne Williams was appointed to the post. On her resignation, Marianne nominated her sister, Martha, for the role. However, at 18, Martha was considered too young, and her mother Hanna Williams was appointed on a salary of £12...Mrs Kate M Black, was appointed the first post mistress at Annandale on a salary of £150 for "a lady of considerable ability", demonstrated by her past service and further justified by the dependence on her of six children...Annandale Post Office
Comments and submissions on the issues paper are invited until 2nd March (deadline extended). Response and feedback to the issues paper will help develop policy options to be released in 2012....more
18. Submission to Department of Planning and Infrastructure - SEPP 65 and Residential Flat Design Code Review Attachment A - SEPP 65 Review - Feb 2012 (15.57kB)
19. Submission on NSW Planning Review Issues Paper(115.99kB)..Agenda Building & Development - Council Meeting 14 Feb 2012
31 January 2012: landowners and rate paying lessees receive a Notice of Valuation when
new land values have been issued to their council to use in the determination of rates.
17,862 properties in the Leichhardt local government area (LGA) have been issued with a Notice of Valuation showing the land value of their property.
At 1 July 2011 the total value of the land in the Leichhardt LGA was estimated at $14.177 billion an increase from the July 2008 valuation of $10.891 billion.
Property sales are the most important factor in determining land values. 159 residential, 47 commercial and 11 industrial sales were analysed....www.lpi.nsw.gov.au Media Release viewed 23 February 2012
The Independant Pricing & Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) of NSW each year advises of the maximum percentage by which Councils are permitted to increase their total rate income.... For 2011/12 the approved maximum increase is 2.8%, which has been incorporated in the 2011/12 budget. ..www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au (viewed 24 February 2012)
Land tax is a tax levied on the owners of land in NSW as at midnight on 31 December of each year. In general, your principal place of residence (your home) or land used for primary production (a farm) is exempt from land tax. You may be liable for land tax if you own or part-own...2012: The Valuer General has determined that the land tax threshold for the 2012 land tax year is $396,000. The premium land tax threshold for the 2012 land tax year is $2,421,000....www.osr.nsw.gov.au (viewed 24 February 2012)
Destination 2036 is the start of a new way of planning which moves local government in NSW from talking about and reacting to change, to managing change to create a preferred future. In effect, it will begin the strategic plan and delivery program for NSW local government, mirroring key elements of the integrated planning and reporting frameworks which individual councils are implementing.
Comments on the draft plan must be submitted by Wednesday 15 February 2012, more
20 Destination 2036: Response to Draft Action Plan (84.54kB) Attachment 1 - Destination 2036 draft Action Plan - final (high res)1 (4.31MB) Attachment 2 - Destination 2036 - Report dated 13 October 2011 (77.86kB) Attachment 3 - Destination 2036 Submission (30.75kB) - Agenda Building & Development - Council Meeting 14 Feb 2012
Cathy Blanchflower * Charles Cooper * Geoff de Groen * Gunybi Ganambarr * Leon Kossoff * Andrew Leslie * John Mawurndjul * Pablo Picasso * Kim Spooner * Michael Weston * John Virtue and Others.
14 February - 1 March 2012
Guest preacher will be Rt Rev Sandy Macmillan , State Moderator Presbyterian Church in NSW
The Song Company will be leading in worship
Hunter Baillie Church
Corner of Johnston and Collins Streets Annandale
3pm Sunday 26 February 2012
Cintra Car Park, Crane St, Canada Bay. Leichhardt Council, in conjunction with Canada Bay Council, will hold this free E Waste drop off day. Further information
Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet and his boisterous battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew will be performed on alternate nights. Directed by Julie Baz and designed by David Jeffrey, the festival is brought to life by a talented and versatile cast
8pm Thursday to Sunday, 5 January to 12 February 2012.
FREE for anyone 12 and under, 65 and over and people with disabilities...www.sydneyshakespearefestival.com.au