Annandale's Electricity Pioneers
By 1876, the subdivision of the Annandale Estate had begun. In 1877, John Young acquired North Annandale for £ 121,000. The following year his company offered a prize of £ 150 for the best design for Annandale....Area 18 Annandale Conservation Area (www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au viewed 22 February 2012)
Ferdinand Reuss Junior put forward a plan, to subdivide the land into a grid pattern. A grand 100 foot wide Johnston Street would be the "location of villas and the better class of houses, as much as possible by themselves"; Annandale St, would be a slightly less grand, with the streets reduced to 80 feet in width; and the rest of the estate would be divided into 66 foot wide streets, with 66 foot frontage blocks, to house artisans. - www.dictionaryofsydney.org
Deaths. BAKER.-July 18, at Annan Grove, Petersham, near Sydney, Bernice Byron, the wife of the Hon. E. A. Baker, M.P., aged 54 years. - 1879 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 22 July, p. 1, viewed 23 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13439037
Deaths...DEANE.-May 12, at Annan Grove, Annandale, Mabel, infant daughter of Robert and Henrietta Deane, aged 8 months. - 1876 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 15 May, p. 1, viewed 23 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13373784
Wanted, a light, hooded, Buggy SOCIABLE, in good order. Apply, by post stating lowest price, to Robert Deane, Annan Grove, Petersham. 1876 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 12 January, p. 3, viewed 23 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13364997
Wanted in September, a detached House about 10 rooms, with garden &c. Apply stating ent [sic] or price to Robert Deane, Annan Grove, Petersham - 1878 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 22 June, p. 12, viewed 23 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13424733
ANNAN GROVE, North Annandale-Now vacant 11 room's, kitchen, servant's rooms, &c , stables, every convenience, garden, orchard, paddocks, plenty of water. Apply to the Overseer, 201, Pitt Street 1879 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 15 February, p. 16, viewed 23 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13429365
Tenders invited for Plumbers and Painters WORK Apply John Young, Contractor Office - St Mary's Cathederal
Tenders are required by MONDAY, October 27, for STUMPING and FORMING part of Johnston Street, Annandale in the Borough of Leichhardt. C Mayes Surveyor, 84 King Street - 1879 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 October, p. 2, viewed 23 January, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13444105
City of Sydney Archives Item 26/205/1118 (08 Jul 1885): "Leichhardt Council Clerk complaining of the dangerous state of the plug casing at the junction of Alfred and Collins streets and to the exposed water main in Annandale Street near Albion"
City of Sydney Archives Item 26/200/1869: John Miller, Albion Street, Annandale, complaining that he is unable to proceed with the building of his house because he cannot get the water connected. City Engineer gave directions for the work to be commenced on 23/10/1884.
A company with a capital of £50,000 has been floated by 148 shareholders to purchase the Annandale estate, in tho suburbs, comprising 300 acres, suitable for building purposes. - 1877 'THE SOUTHERN COLONIES.', Rockhampton Bulletin (Qld. : 1871-1878), 13 November, p. 2, viewed 15 April, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51912921
The Model township - North Annandale - Wide Streets, planted with Trees - no back lanes, the best of drainage - reserves for recreation - Plan of north Annandale/ W. Pritchard, auctioneer, 281 George Street.(1890)
The Premier contradicts the statement respecting his acceptance of a seat in the Upper House or permanently filling the office of Minister for Land. Who will probably sit for the Bogan if elected for that constituency next Monday, and for which Sir Henry Parkes is also nominated. - The Brisbane Courier Thursday 8 November 1877
NORTH ANNANDALE.-TAKE NOTICE, that FERRY BOATS are NOW RUNNING EVERY HALF-HOUR to and from Sydney (Lime-street Wharf), between the hours of a.m. and 7pm; return fare. 6d. - The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 18 June 1881 Page 1
"ANNANDALE TOLLBAR....A deputation, consisting of Mr. P. Lucas (Mayor of Camperdown), Mr. J. T. Fraser Mayor of Leichhardt), and Aldermen C. Hearn and W. Pritchard, waited upon the Minister for Public Works yesterday, for the purpose of urging upon the Government the desirableness of removing the Annandale tollbar from its present site to some spot beyond Petersham. It was urged by the deputation that the regular traffic was driven off the road along the streets of the boroughs represented, and that the councils were put to additional expense in keeping them in repair" - The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 13 November 1880
Reliance, Johnston Street Annandale, the home of Alfred Vandyke....Alfred Marie Anthony Ferdinand Eugene Van Dyke purchased 2 lots of land in North Annandale in July 1885, with frontages to Johnston and Trafalgar Streets. The Sheerin family owned the propert 1887-1924, renaming it Dun Angues.Photograph of Reliance circa 1887
In February 2013, Tom Worthington mentioned he came across a reference to an Annandale Brewery while reading The breweries of Australia : a history / Keith M. Deutsher. .
"Bottled Ale and Porter Stout equal to Guiness's The only Brewerey where there is no fusel oil Orders by post promptly attended" - 1887 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 12 October, p. 4, viewed 24 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13674287
"William Huddleston Bogie, formerly of the Annandale Brewery and 16 Collins Street" - 1890 'LAW REPORT.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 7 November, p. 3, viewed 24 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13775529
"the finest summer beverage ever offered to the public non-alcoholic, absolutesly pure, and excels all others. Sold everywere, and its cheapness commends itself to all classes." -1893 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 8 November, p. 1, viewed 24 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13909765
"Four Hundred-Gallon Tanks" - Annandale Brewery, Nelson Street 1884 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 8 November, p. 8, viewed 24 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13581911
The Annandale Public School and Hunter Baillie Presbyterian School Hall were opened in 1886
Borough of Annandale (1894 - 1897) / Municipality of Annandale (1897 - 1948)
FIRST-CLASS detached HOUSE, 7 rooms, hall, bath and dressing room, cedar fittings, finished in superior style, every modern convenience, balcony (front and side), marble verandah and steps, land 33 x 178 ; £950 ; stables, &c., back entrance. A. GREEN, Trafalgar-street, near Collins-street, Annandale - The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 2 March 1894 page 7
" FEDERATION MOVEMENT.
ADDRESS BY SIR HENRY PARKES.
Sir Henry Parkes delivered, at the School Hall Trafalgar Street, Annandale, last evening, an address on the federation of the Australian colonies and the fiscal policy of tho future. Tho chair waa occuppied by Alderman John Young (the Mayor). There were also amongst the gentlemen, on tho platform Messrs Molesworth, W. Pritchard, Mahony. E. Dowling.
Sir Henry Parkes (who was received with much enthusiasm) said that he had come there to bring undr their notice the grandes subject that they could ever engage the attention of the Australian people (Applause). And he wished to perform his part quite free from any political bias or political passion....the six colonies, with Tasmania, possessed a population of nearly four millions. That population was equal to the population of several of the monarchies of Europe, and was larger than the population Canada posessed when she founded the Dominion....He urged the colonies ought to become federated for purposed of defence, and to guard against invation by countless hordes of inferior races....The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 29 June 1894 Page 3
"After 1893, recovery in the building industry and the survival of many architectural practices dependend to a great extent on domestic architecture, not wholly at a stand still. There was little support for speculative building of any kind, least of all for cheap terrace housing, no longer apopular form for suburban dwellings. Those with capital built sem detatched houses and ocaasionally short terraces. The work designed for the most part by builders rather than architects, was interesting because it carried the varied and exotic styles of the Boom period. 17 Trafalgar, 1 & 3 Piper Street and Edwinville at 39 Trafalgar street attribtued to GA Mansfield were examples - (page 229 Architecture in NSW 1840-1900). 3 Collins Street constructed in 1993, was also probably Builder Designed.
Annandale Labour League...The Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 8 March 1894 page 6
Shortly after my visit to Camperdown, the enterprising brothers bought some land at Annandale, and erected upon it a small building, which season by season has required enlarge- ment, and in which many improvements have been gradually introduced. Instead of twenty, the factory now gives employment to nearer 200 workers during the busy season; while about 100 persons of both sexes are regularly employed throughout the year.
For the benefit of those who have never seen jam-making on a large scale, I will relate briefly what I saw on my last visit to Annandale, when, by the kindness of the business manager, I was initiated into the mysteries of jam manufac- ture.
...Specially made copper cans, provided with long spouts and handles, are dipped into the tubs, and serve to fill the tins and glass jars.
The tins are then passed on to a long narrow table, where the soldering is done.... - 1896 'Messrs. Taylor Brothers' Jam Factory.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 28 March, p. 21, viewed 6 February, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71243549
more about Taylor Brothers Jams
The Whites Creek and Johnstons Creek Sewer Aqueducts were built in 1895. They were the first reinforced concrete structure to be built in Australia - A brief History of Concrete in Australia (PDF). See Early Photograph of the Aqueduct and St Brendan's.
In 1894, 360 acres known as the East Ward of Leichhardt between Whites Creek and Johnstons Creek, from Parramatta Road to Rozelle Bay, became the Municipality of Annandale. - Leichhardt timeline.
According to Sydney/Newcastle Tramway History there were two Steam Tramlines servicing Annandale one along Parramatta Road opened in 1883 and the Balmain line was extended from Glebe, along Taylor and Booth Sts to Balmain Road (across from Leichhardt High).
Photo of Steam Tram in operation - intersection of Market St and Elizabeth St, Sydney (NSW) 1885
"the committee appointed to consider tho relation of tho Rev. P. S. Mackenzie and his congregation at the Hunter-Baillie Memorial Church reported that they had been informed bv Mr. Mackenzie that he acknowledged the jurisdiction of the Presbytery, his certificate having been laid on tho table some five years ago.
Shortly afterwards Mrs. Hunter-Baillie offered to build him a church in any district he might choose. He had been labouring in Annandale for four years, the result being an organised congregation. ' Mrs. Hunter-Baillie had built the church and school at her sole expense. The title deed was drawn out und was about to be registered. It secured tho whole of the buildings aud ground, valued at £30,000, to the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales, under the Church Property Act of 1881', on the following conditions :-(1.) That tho Rev. P. F. Mackenzie shall be tho first incumbent of the charge; (2) that he shall have an interest in the property which shall terminate only at his death, or on his choosing voluntarily to retire from the...-The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 14 August 1889 (page3)
Between 1886 and 1889, The Hunter Baillie Memorial Church was erected by John Hunter Baillie' philanthropic wife as a memorial to her husband. Hunter Baillie had been a sub-editor of the Colonial Observer and later a financial advisor to the Bank of New South Wales. He had arrived in the colony in 1842, and died just 12 years later on 25 March 1854 (p9 Hunter Baillie)
Religions announcements...Annandale Hunter Baillie Memorial Church Rev PV Mackenzie: 11 and 7; Annandale Primiteve Methodist Church Trafalgar Street Rev J W Leadley 11 and 7; - The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 5 October 1889 Page 22
Primitive Methodist School Hall
The Council Chambers in Johnston St, were built and opened in 1899, for the Annandale Borough, which had seceded from Leichhardt, in 1894. Allen Taylor, was Mayor of Annandale from 1897 to 1902 and later went onto become Lord Mayor of Sydney. The building is now the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre.
Empire Hotel, Parramatta Road and Johnstone Streets, Annandale, (01 Jan 1884-)
Looking south along Johnston Street Annandale, near the intersection of Booth Street, ca.1888 / photographer unknown
Looking south-west along Johnston Street Annandale, from Johnstons Bay, around 1888 / photographer unknown
Corner Booth and Johnston Streets, Annandale, NSW. Original North Annandale Hotel.
Johnston Street, Annandale, 1880, State Library of NSW
Medal, Australia. Fire Brigade, Annandale, 1882, silver (CI) http://from.ph/291790
Annandale Police Station (photo NSW Records)
Looking south along Johnston Street Annandale, near the intersection of Booth Street, around 1888
Looking at Claremont (still building), Kenilworth, Highroyd, Hockingdon (popularly known as 'the witches houses'), Oybin and The Abbey from Johnstons Bay, around 1888
White’s Creek Sewer AqueductReinforced Concrete & Monier Pipe Construction Co. Ltd Date or place 1896-1910
ARTHUR THOMAS WALKER MYERS (1889), GRACE EVELYN MYERS (1891), LESLIE SPENCER MYERS(1893), were born at 12 Collins Street Annandale NSW; they were the 13,4,5 of 17 Children of JOSEPH MYERS and TRYPHENA PHILLIPS - familytreemaker.genealogy.com
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