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The Gadigal lived on the Southern side of the Sydney Harbour in a landscape of Iron Bark and Turpentine Forest...Aboriginal Australia
Johnston Street is named after George Johnston, who named his 1793 land grant Annandale after his home in Scotland. More at Anecdotal History of Annandale: 1788-1876 First Fleet, Forestry & Farming (The Environs of Sydney [cartographic material] / P.L.Bemi, July 1835 (SLNSW M2 811.182/1835/2)).
In 1808, Johnston lead "his rum corps" in a coup nick named the "Rum Rebellion" against his neighbour Governor William Bligh and administered the colony of NSW for six months.
Sale of allotments including a stone quarry, toll bar, watch house, brick kilns to be sold by auction 21st April 1841 by order of Charles Hallett and Felix Slade, Esqrs., Trustees to the Estate of the late Rear-Admiral William Bligh..http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/11819751
In 1854 William Stanley Jevons sailed for Sydney to take up the role of Assayer at the mint. While in Sydney he lived on Church Hill and afterwards at Annandale Cottage, Petersham on the Parramatta Road. The cottage was one of three buildings on the northern side of Parramatta Road in what is now the suburb of Annandale. Jevons described two routes for his walk to the Mint. One was along the dusty Parramatta Road and the other "through the wood at our back door"..more at Anecdotal History of Annandale 1823-1876
Annandale in the Parish of Petersham, Sydney. The property of Robert Johnston Esq. R.N: SLNSW Mitchell Map Collection Z/M3 811.1823/1843/4 (viewed 7 Jan 2013).
Before the Johnston Street | Johnston Street (South) | Johnston Street (North)
A self guided walk along Johnston Street is described in Federation Annandale: a Short Walk
Annandale to Circular Quay
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...more.
ramin.com.au/annandale/story-johnston-street.shtml Last updated 15 December 2015.