John Cade, AO

John Cade, AO
John Cade, AO

Dr John Cade was educated at Scotch College and the University of Melbourne, graduating with honours in Medicine in 1934. The son of a physician who worked as a superintendant…

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Parramatta River

Parramatta River
Sydney Rowing Club

The River as a Rowing Course Between 1830 and 1880, rowing was the most popular sport in Sydney.  This popularity probably had a lot to do with the success that…

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The Mortlake Gas Men

The Mortlake Gas Men
Gas Workers' Union Banner

The Gas Employees Union was one the earliest associations of organised industrial labour in Australia. The New South Wales branch, which was established in the wake of the NSW Trades…

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Can You Help?

One of our members, John Byrnes, who is also a member of the newly formed Strathfield Homebush Historical Society, would like to hear from anyone interested in researching any aspect…

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Care and Compassion

Care and Compassion
Dame Eadith Walker

During WWI approximately 160,000 Australians had been wounded, some of them permanently incapacitated.  They would need to be restored to health and those unable to resume their former occupations needed…

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From Our Collection

From Our Collection
Sampler 1834 Maria Darling

This sampler is one of the oldest pieces in our collection.  It was worked by Maria Darling in 1834.  Unfortunately, we don’t know who the young lady was or how…

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Prince Alfred Park

Prince Alfred Park
Cleveland House

Bounded by Chalmers Street, Cleveland Street and Central Railway, Surry Hills, Prince Alfred Park played a major part in Sydney’s early history. Prior to the arrival of Europeans this area…

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In Defence of Little Museums

In Defence of Little Museums
City of Canada Bay Museum

Mostly there’s no blockbuster exhibitions, gift shops or touch screens, and no dinosaur skeletons or Egyptian mummies either.  Yes, small volunteer-run museums can seem like a world away from their…

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The Ryde Bridges

The Ryde Bridges
Meadowbank Rail Bridge and the Vehicular Ferry

Fourteen miles up the harbour from the ocean entrance at Sydney stand two bridges that are the access route over the Parramatta River from Concord to Ryde.  One, a railway…

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Cricket in Australia

Cricket in Australia
Hyde Park

The sport of cricket is regarded as synonymous with Australia, and Australian cricket teams, past and present, have a strong reputation internationally. Although Australia does not have an official game,…

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