Posts Tagged ‘walking sydney’

Flat Rock Gully walking track

Posted: October 29, 2019 in history
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This weekend we walked Willoughby Council’s Flat Rock Gully walking track which follows the creek down to the bay beyond Tunks Park.

Really well done.

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From The Dictionary of Sydney, a well put together self-guided heritage walk of Sydney’s oldest municipality.

Based on Randwick City Council’s heritage plaques program, an app contains information on the best historical buildings and sites in Randwick.


Randwick’s pretty high… imagine the views to the ocean 100 years ago.


The Verger’s residence… I can’t help but see Alice from The Vicar of Dibly.


The Coach and Horses… my uncle spent a little too much time here each day.

There are beautiful rows of terraces in this old suburb.

The Presbyterian Church is nothing to look at from the outside.

So easy to take things like water from a tap for granted. The first public fountain in Randwick

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Abbotsford. We’ve walked through here a few times, but not with an eye on history.

We followed the Canada Bay council walk which was well set out.

We discovered that the Nestle factory house (older people will know the one I mean)  was once owned by A.E. Grace of Grace Bros., Abbotsford had a baths, an animal quarantine establishment operated here and that Henry Lawson lived in Abbotsford for a while.

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We’ve been through here before but had forgotten the rich history. Sydney had a quarantine station for farm and domestic animals as well as for race horses.

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Horse stalls

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Probably an old punt location between Abbotsford and Gladesville

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Waterfront living in Abbotsford.  Just because you live on the water doesn’t mean you can afford to do anything with the site. Asset rich, cash poor.

Sydney Rowers.

Sam, Susan and Henry’s father is Gavin.

On the northern edge of Cherrybrook, abutting the bush, lies Gavin Place.

Patricia Place

Posted: October 20, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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Robyn’s mum was Patricia.
We’d already walked her street, but we could hardly be expected to walk past another?!

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Bruce St, Ryde

Posted: October 7, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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Bruce is the husband of my sister, Elizabeth.

Behind Newport Beach there’s a considerable hill which rises up to Bilgola Plateau. Over the crest and down the hill towards Pittwater is Joanne Place.

So… after breakfast at Newport, by the time we walked down Joanne Place our legs were feeling it!

Pretty little street in a lovely area of Sydney.