Strathfield Heritage

All about the history and heritage of Strathfield

Strathfield Massacre

The series ‘Crimes that shook Australia’ features the Strathfield Massacre  in 1991 on the Crime Channel on Foxtel.  This is a link to a promotion for the program:  http://www.citv.com.au/videos/crimes-shook-australia-s2-ep-3-sneak-peek-strathfield-massacre/ I … Continue reading

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Former EMI Factory – proposal for new street names

There is a feature in the Inner West Courier this week regarding a proposal to name two new streets in Homebush with reference to the former EMI Factory. The site … Continue reading

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The Causeway, Strathfield South

In response to inquiries about the history of The Causeway Strathfield South. The Causeway is located on the original Redmire Estate.  The street appears to have been created in a … Continue reading

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‘Malvern’ and ‘Radstoke’

‘Radstoke’ is located at 2 Malvern Crescent Strathfield, partially located on the land on which the home ‘Malvern’ once stood. ‘Malvern’ was the home of stockbroker Thomas James Thompson (1830-1917). It was located on The … Continue reading

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Larcombe Monumental Masons

Larcombe Monumental Masons was founded in the 1870s at Rookwood Cemetery by Alex Larcombe.  The firm is still in operation today.  The suburb was once named Rookwood but renamed Lidcombe … Continue reading

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Council amalgmations

Above is a Strathfield Council pamphlet from 1947 concerning State Government proposals for Council amalgamations. In the 1940s, the ‘Greater Sydney Scheme’ was proposed limiting the number of councils in … Continue reading

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Strathfield Heritage Tour

I will be conducting a historical walking tour of Strathfield and Homebush is association with Historic Houses Association (HHA) on Saturday 28 November 2015 meeting at Strathfield Council. The tour … Continue reading

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130th Anniversary of Strathfield Council (1885-2015)

This article appeared in Strathfield Scene June 2015 edition to mark the 130th anniversary of Strathfield Council on 2 June 1885. By Cathy Jones. June 2015 marks the 130th anniversary … Continue reading

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New article on Strathfield Massacre

The Daily Telegraph printed a long article with photos on the Strathfield Massacre on 2 March 2015 and analysis of the impact on tightening of gun control laws.  Click here for … Continue reading

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Welfare Street Homebush West Heritage Precinct

In response to requests for information on history of properties in Welfare Street and Flemington Road Homebush West.  The Welfare Street Heritage Conservation Area includes a series of interwar cottages … Continue reading

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2 Barker Road Strathfield

Historical information on 2 Barker Road Strathfield is provided in response to requests for further information on the history of the property and Bunya Pine trees, which appear to have … Continue reading

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‘Melba’ Strathfield Hoyts Cinema

Just spotted a blog from National Film & Sound Archive featuring photos of the Melba Theatre in Strathfield based on footage of its demolition in 1969.  http://ryszard.net/unknown/?p=61.  This theatre was … Continue reading

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Milroy Photo Gallery

‘Milroy’ was built c.1882 for tobacco merchant George Todman. ‘Milroy’ occupied the corner of Albert Road and Homebush Road. Todman lived at ‘Milroy’ until his death in 1924. Many photographs … Continue reading

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Yarrowee Wetland tree planting and activities day

The final Yarrowee Wetland tree planting and activities day will be held on Sunday 23 November 2014 at 10am to 2pm. Yarrowee Wetland is located at Myrna Road and Yarrowee … Continue reading

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Street trees and nature strips

Strathfield is known for its distinctive streetscapes of street trees and wide grassed nature strips. Strathfield is easily identifable in aerial maps of Sydney by its streetscape and many parks. … Continue reading

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‘Quisiana’ 81 Homebush Road Strathfield

History of 81 Homebush Road Strathfield

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‘Verani’ 24 Homebush Road Strathfield

‘Verani’ 24 Homebush Road Strathfield has recently been listed for sale.  ‘Verani’ is only one of three terrace style houses in Strathfield, which is very rare for Strathfield.  This heritage listed … Continue reading

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Eve Dutton OAM (1928-2014)

Eve Dutton (1928-2014), a former Mayor and Councillor of Strathfield Council, has passed away. Eve was a long-term resident of Strathfield. She attended Meriden School as a boarder in the … Continue reading

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Growing Veggies in Small Spaces Workshop

Many people are increasingly living in smaller spaces in Sydney.  In the Strathfield Council area, 52% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 40% in Greater Sydney according to … Continue reading

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Yarrowee Wetland Tour

The Strathfield area has two wetlands: Mason Park Wetland in Homebush near Powells Creek and Yarrowee Wetland in Strathfield near the Cooks River. Yarrowee Wetland was constructed in 2010 and … Continue reading

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Strathfield Massacre

On August 17 1991, a lone gunman killed 7 people and injured 6 on a Saturday afternoon at Strathfield Plaza. This was one of Australia’s worst mass murders. Full article at … Continue reading

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Cooks River Strathfield

A timeline on events and developments affecting the Cooks River in Strathfield has been published.  Click here for information.  This is certainly not the definitive history of the Cooks River … Continue reading

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Homebush North Shops

The Homebush North Shopping Centre is located on Parramatta Road Homebush near the corner of Knight Street (formerly Rochester Street). The establishment and later decline of this commercial centre reflects … Continue reading

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