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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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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

Parramatta Road, Annandale

Parramatta Road from White's Creek to Trafalgar Street (30 January 2013)

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series of photos along the footpath on a busy roadOrange House - 161 Parramatta Road
"..The Loyal Orange organisation stood for a grand principle; a principle that stood for the highest form of righteousness; a principle that had been insisted upon In the great days of the Reformation, when the power of Rome was cast aside, and the Church of Jesus Christ came out strongly and enduringly.
Referring to the Roman Catholic claims, Mr. Rook said that, in the great conflict in which the people were, and would be, engaged in until December 6 every man who had the interests of the rising generation at heart: every man that had the Interests of the State at heart, should put his whole heart and soul into the conflict, and see that the Education Act was maintained In Its integrity..." - State Schools v Sectarian Schools." 1913 'L.O.L, SERVICE.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 17 November, p. 7, viewed 6 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15466331
series of photos along the footpath on a busy road The Irish Shop 242 Parramatta Rd Stanmore opposite 161 Parramatta Road Annandale
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The bridal stores have spread from Leichhardt into Annandale with four or five along the way. There is also a hat store and another offering high coutoure. The blokes can check out the suits further along.

The walker can browse a scooter store or two and check out the local real estate.

The specialist 70s retro furniture store, another more general pre-loved wares store and an antiques/upholstery store. You can even pick up some silk flowers. There are two lighting stores, including EnviroLED Lighting a pioneer in LED luminaires.

Getting a bit peckish, there are a couple of hamburger joints, a patisserie and a German coffee shop, an Italian coffee roaster, where you can browse a selection of coffee machines and acoutrements. The Empire hotel has recently been renovated in retro chic. There are well established Japanese and Indian restaurants. The Thai and Moroccon ones are recent. Failing that the supermarket or newsagent can sell you a cold drink. There is even a butcher!

The old West Gate post office has been converted into appartments and a Post Shop.

Just off Parramatta road, on Johnston Street there is an old Letter Box, the Empire Hotel has been done up and challenges the Goodman Buildings to do the same.

You can get a tatoo, groom your pet, buy high end tools or purchase cleaning materials. Pick up a newspaper or get your billboard printed.

The Loyal Orange Institution building faces off the Irish Shop across the road. There are brothels, clock shops, design, electronic music equipment and guitar shops.

The side streets are Macquarie, Young and Annandale, before you get to Johnston and then Trafalgar (the Napoleonic wars created a market for Macarthur and Johnston's wool). After his Court Martial, Johnston returned to Sydney a free settler with a new Governor Macquarie. It was John Young who developed Annandale, and Annandale Street is named after Johnston's farm and hometown in Scotland.

The shops and their awnings provide welcome shade from the blistering mid afternoon summer sun. An interesting relaxed shaded 1 hour walk (14:18-15:18 30 January 2013).