Annandale Short Historical Walks
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by Marghanita da Cruz

About the Series | Newsfeed | 1890s Annandale | Federation Annandale | Annandale's Great War | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 50s | '60s Annandale | '70s Annandale

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

A self guided walk exploring 1930s Annandale.

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National Library of Australia Catalog & Citation



Annandale, NSW, 1930s, Film, Sound, Radios, Theatre, Pianos, Sewing Machines, Plywood, Beale Pianos, Sewing Machines, Radios, Raycophone, Annandale Hotel, Victoria Hotel, North Annandale, Empire Hotel, Art Deco, Industry

About the Book

This book takes you back to Annandale of the 1930s and 1830s. Westgate was a shopping destination and Annandale a hub of industry. The Westgate Shop owners staged a street wedding. The Beale factory was churning out pianos, sewing machine and radio cabinets. The Raycophone company was fitting radios into Beale's plywood cabinets and manufacturing Theatre sound equipment.

1930s Annandale saw the rise of the car and demise of iron lace verandahs. Pianos, radios, movie sound equipment, gun sights, jam and confectionery were made in Annandale.

Amy Hudson picked up a bat and ball and went on to tour with the Australian Cricket Team. Westgate was the place to shop.

Back in the 1830s, a toll turnpike was installed on Parramatta Road and the Johnstone clan expanded their landholdings... more

Images, References and Further Reading

Guided Walk

Marghanita guided this walk as part of the Annandale Heritage Festival at 11am-12.30pm Thursday 16 April 2015 from Euroespresso, 165 Parramatta Road, Annandale Cost: $10 Bookings Preferred: 0414-869202 or