Who are we?

We recently received a donation of this set of framed photographs of several boats which carried the inscription:  Presented to P. Edwards, Esq., by the boys of the Concord Dinghi Club. We have been unable to find any information of this club or of the … Continue reading “Who are we?”

Mortlake

Sydney is made up of many fascinating suburbs and areas, many of which are such a normal part of Sydneysiders lives that they spare little thought for the history of these areas, let alone for the names they go by.  Today most are simply residential su … Continue reading “Mortlake”

Tulloch’s Phoenix Iron Works Ltd

Following the death of Alfred Llewellyn Bray, the first Mayor of Concord, his home “Braygrove” was purchased by R. Tulloch & Company and in 1915 the Iron Works transferred from its original site at Pyrmont to Rhodes. Braygrove “Braygrove” was incor … Continue reading “Tulloch’s Phoenix Iron Works Ltd”

Higinbotham & Robinson, Map Publishers

The Atlas of the Suburbs of Sydney is a series of late-nineteenth-century commercial maps that provides a portrait of the city during a period of rapid growth and suburbanisation. It was created by Higinbotham, Robinson and Harrison, map publishers and … Continue reading “Higinbotham & Robinson, Map Publishers”

The Parramatta Road

We’d like to share with you a couple of items from David Sansome’s talk at our map unveiling. The photograph, circa 1900, is of Parramatta Road, Five Dock.   The 8-mile signpost can be seen on the left of the pole.   As one of our guests informed us, i … Continue reading “The Parramatta Road”

A Step Back in Time

On Saturday, 2nd September Helen McCaffrey, Mayor of City of Canada Bay, unveiled our recently renovated 1890 Higginbotham & Robinson Map of Concord. This had been renovated and framed by our Museum Advisor and great friend, Karen Coote, thanks to … Continue reading “A Step Back in Time”