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50s Annandale: A Short Walk

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  • 50s Annandale: A Short Walk 
    Title: 50s Annandale: A Short Walk
    Author: DA CRUZ MARGHANITA
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/07/2018
    Imprint: CONSIGNMENT STOCK
    Price: $20.00
    Publishing status: Active

    In 1855 19 year old chemistry student, future economist and
    logician William Stanley Jevons came to work as an assayer at the new branch of the Royal Mint in Sydney. Jevons and his colleague came to live in Annangrove Cottage on the Parramatta Road. Jevons many letters to his family described his life in Sydney including his walks through Johnston's Bush and along the dusty Parramatta Road.

    The chimneys of Annangrove Cottage can be seen above the shop fronts at the corner of Macquarie Street and Parramatta Road Annandale. This provides a starting point to retrace Jevons steps.

    In the 1950s, Sydney's extensive tram network was shut down. This saw the end of tram services through Annandale, along the Crescent, Booth Street and Parramatta Road.

    '50s Annandale: A Short Walk is the seventh book in a series walking through the history of Annandale. This walk takes you back to Annandale of the 1850s and 1950s. The book includes anecdotes, historical maps and photographs which show how Annandale has evolved.

    Marghanita da Cruz presented '50s Annandale, in the footsteps of William Stanley Jevons as a virtual walk in April 2017 as part of the annual Heritage Festival. Marghanita has been gathering an Anecdotal History of Annandale since 1998.

    Cover Photograph: Tram on Crescent Annandale courtesy of Steve Terrill.

    ISBN: 9780244614355
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