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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'60s Annandale: A Short Walk

60s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz Painting of rural 1860s Parramatta Road

'60s Annandale: A Short Walk
Marghanita da Cruz

In the 1860s much of Annandale was still covered in Bushland. The Johnstons had begun subdividing their 1799 Land Grant. There were a few houses and industries along Parramatta Road and on the water front.

'60s Annandale: A Short Walk takes you back to Annandale of the 1860s and 1960s. The 1960s saw the building of modern red brick houses and flats on vacant land or where Victorian houses were demolished. The demolition of these houses lead to the formation of the Annandale Association. Expressways were threatening but Green Bans and Community Activism over the next 10 years saved Annandale.

Annandale of the 1960s was Bohemian place and the Annandale Imitation Realists came together and created art which would incorporate found objects. '60s Annandale is Marghanita da Cruz's 8th book in a series which present Annandale's history as a series of short walks.

Cover: Detail Grose Farm from Toll Gate, ca1862-1869 by FC Terry. Mitchell Library State Library NSW ML315

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