The whole of Balmain, near Sydney, Australia, was once sold for five shillings; in the early days kangaroo hunts ended at Long Nose Point at Birchgrove; in the middle of modern Glebe is a Chinese joss house; and Annandale was the estate of First Fleet Mariner George Johnston, who lived at Annandale House with his mistress Esther Abrahams.
These suburbs are fascinating areas to explore. Discover their history in a series of leisurely walks that reveal points of interest, the architecture of public buildings, and the history of churches and houses.
Each walk has an easy-to-follow map. A series of profiles outlines the achievements and life stories of notable residents, and a time line allows you to place each suburb's history in the context of national and international events.
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Joan Lawrence has been conducting historic walks around Sydney and its suburbs for the adult education organisation, the WEA, over a number of years. A former guide at Hyde Park Barracks and the Mint Museum, Joan is now also a commentator for a harbour cruise.
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Descripción Hale & Iremonger, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0868063509