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Self Guided Illustrated Historical Walks

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.

1890s Annandale A Short Walk second edition Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of Church with steeple

Federation Annandale A Short Walk Marghanita da Cruz

Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk Second Edition by Marghanita da Cruz with Annandale Viaduct and Soldiers

1920s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of 1920s Flats

1930s Annandale: A Short Walk by Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of an Art Deco Pub

1940s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with photograph of street with aircraft being towed.

50s Annandale A Short Walk,  Marghanita da Cruz

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Anecdotal History

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

Man and Woman with Church OrganRestoration of Hill and Son Organ

After 20 years of fund raising the Hill and Son Organ, at the Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church's Memorial Presbyterian Church's , Annandale, is being restored. The fund raising and restoration is under the watchful eye of resident organist Ralph Lane.

"Thanks to the generosity of the many musicians who have donated their services to the cause of the Organ Restoration Fund, and the patronage of a loyal and enthusiastic audience, we have raised over $85,000 in thirteen seasons of our Spring Festival of Music." With matching grants from the Heritage Council of NSW, the Choir and Swell Cornopean stop were restored in February 1997. In the next stage of the restoration the Great Trumpet rank was sent to the UK. - In dulci jubilo, a recording to support the organ restoration,, viewed 1 October 2016

Rejuvinated pipes November 2016

In late September 2016, the final stage of the restoration including the replacement of the bellows leather began. The work will cost around $140,000. - Ralph Lane, 30 September 2016 (pers com)

Spring Festival of Music

Some of the Concerts.

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Church Organ being restoredA button found while restoring the Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church's Hill and Son Organ

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