Marrickville

Suburb

Inner-western residential suburb with an industrial heritage on the Cooks River, named after the Marrick estate of Thomas Chalder which was subdivided in 1855. The post-Second World War period saw the influx of mainly non-English speaking people, attracted by the availability of factory work and cheap housing.

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Bulanaming
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Wardell's Bush

Marrickville

by Chrys Meader, 2008 Creative Commons License

Once the site of a vast swampland, Marrickville became a significant industrial area in the nineteenth century. Today, the industry has largely gone but its multicultural legacy still flourishes in this inner west suburb.
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Marrickville demographics

The Standsure Brickworks, Marrickville 1922
Indonesian Muslim women at prayer, end of Ramadan, Marrickville Community Centre, 19 January 1999
Marrickville Municipal Symphony Orchestra at Marrickville Town Hall, 9 May 1937
Workers outside Thomas Daley's brickworks Marrickville c1916
'The Inundations at Marrickville: Rescuing the Homeless' May 1889
Botany Heads c1865
West Botany, Illawarra Railway route: large blocks of land for sale in the estate of the late John Archibald Cunningham 1881
Indonesian Muslims gathered outside Marrickville Community Centre at the end of Ramadan 1999
The Warren, Cooks River residence of the Hon Thomas Holt March 1870
Unwin's Bridge, Cooks River 1874
Atlas of the Suburbs of Sydney - Marrickville A 1886-1888
Atlas of the Suburbs of Sydney - Marrickville 1894-1895
Steel Park River Patrol Lifesaving Club 1932
Cooks River, taken from Undercliffe, looking at the golf course 1936
Dairy at the corner of Carrington Road and Ruby Street, Marrickville 1899
From the Warren, Botany in distance, 8 August 1883
The Carmelite Convent, Marrickville August 1886
Thomson's Bridge, Cooks River - looking E, little North, Friday 9 October 1863
Hordern's sports ground, Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill c1921
Hordern's sports ground, Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill c1921
The site of Hordern's sports ground on Cooks River at Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill before construction, c1921
The site of Hordern's sports ground on Cooks River at Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill before construction, c1921
Hordern's suburban delivery depots, Cook River c1921
Show Pavilion at Hordern's sports ground, Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill c1921
Opening of the Show Pavilion at Hordern's sports ground, Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill c1921
Undercliffe, Cooks River 1857
The late heavy rains in Sydney and suburbs, June 1889
A baker delivering bread in Tramvale, Marrickville, during the late heavy rains and floods in Sydney June 1889
Her Majesty's mails being helped across Sydenham Road during the late heavy rains and floods in Sydney June 1889
The Warren: workmen's homes c1919
Marrickville Road, near the Victoria Road, during the late heavy rains and floods in Sydney, June 1889
Artillery camp at The Warren, Marrickville during World War I, 1914-1918
Children playing at Riverside Park by the Cooks River, Marrickville 1936
Geological sketch map of the locality of the estuarine beds, Shea's Creek Canal Sydney NSW 1896
The remnants of a midden in Marrickville 2005
Pelicans, Cooks River 2005
Aqueduct across the Cooks River, Marrickville 22 April 2012
The Marrickville 'Winged Victory' World War I memorial, c1919
Beside a cafe in Marrickville, another DIY rainbow 14 April 2013

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