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  • No Ordinary Flag
    In 1915, after the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli and as men around the country were joining the Australian Imperial Force, a small group at Bexley Public School took up their needles to support the war effort. By making a donation to the local fund to buy ‘comforts’ for the troops, donors could have their names …
  • A Suggested Sunday Afternoon Drive
    by Ron Rathbone Note: This self-guided history drive was published in 1962. After almost 60 years of change, it’s a fascinating journey into the past. Commencing at the new Cooks River Bridge. On your right you have the lovely 134-year-old country retreat of Alexander Brodie Spark. Continue along Princes Highway to Burrows Street then turn …
  • The Early Settlement of Wolli Creek
    by Gifford Eardley The Wolli Creek, one of the principal tributaries of Cook’s River, junctions with the latter immediately adjacent to the railway bridge at Tempe. In former years its upper waters flowed complacently through a gently sloped forested area which merged into sandstone hill country in the vicinity of the present day Bexley North …
  • Rockdale Fire Brigade
    The precise date of the formation of a Fire Brigade in the Municipality of Rockdale cannot be established from the Board’s records but it is known that the St. George Volunteer Fire Company was located at Rockdale in April, 1891, for during that month of that year that Company applied to the Fire Brigades Board …