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1940s Annandale: A Short Walk

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

A self guided walk exploring 1940s Annandale.

Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-326-73591-3)


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Annandale, History, 1940s, 1840s, NSW, WW2, War, Mosquito Bombers, Dragon, Air Raid Shelters, Darcy Dugan, Belle Golding, Military, Police, Women, Work, Childcare

About the Book

During the 1940s Annandale factories and warehouses stored munitions and manufactured equipment for World War 2. This activity made Annandale a military target. Air Raid shelters were erected to protect workers, school children and residents...more

1940s Annandale: A Short Walk is the sixth book in a series which delves into the history of Annandale. Each book covers a decade of of Annandale's History in the form of a self guided walk around the small suburb in Sydney's Inner West.

"Escapologist" Darcy Dugan came to live in Annandale in the 1940s.

The end of the 1940s saw the amalgamation of Annandale, Balmain, Glebe into the Leichardt Council.

Marghanita da Cruz has been gathering an Anecdotal History of Annandale since 1998. In 2010, Marghanita began guiding historical walks around Annandale and publishing these as self guided illustrated walks.

Photograph Back Cover: Tony Grech, 25 August 2013

Cover Image: Plane on Johnston Street, Annandale, 1942. Leichhardt Library Local History Collection (Aircraft is being towed by a truck belonging to A. Pittmann Pty Ltd of Annandale)


Guided Walk

Marghanita guided 1940s Annandale: A Short Walk as part of the 2016 Annandale Heritage Festival.

The 1940s began in WW2 and ended with council amalgamations. Annandale's factories built gunsights and mosquito bombers and air raid shelters were erected. The book also covers the 1840s.