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The Balmain Association represents Balmain, Birchgrove and Rozelle communities. It was formed in November 1965 by a handful of residents who wished to preserve the best of the suburbs’ history, architecture and natural beauty and aims to:

  • Improve the living, working and recreational amenities of our area;
  • Maintain all features having natural, architectural and or historical value of the area and keep a permanent collection of historical interest;
  • Seek the cooperation of everyone concerned in the realisation of the above.

We are located at
The Watch House
179 Darling St Balmain NSW
on Gadigal Country

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Research and Resources

The Balmain Association has a range of historical records and archives located at the Balmain Watch House. The following pages contain Research Resources, our Catalog of Archives, Family Histories, a list of Balmain Personalities and a list of the Balmain Association Newsletters from 1966 to…

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Greetings from Balmain!
A catalogue of antique and vintage Balmain postcards

Antique pictorial postcards provide a significant repository of historical images, often uniquely recorded. Besides offering a tantalising glimpse into the past, the human element captured in the fleeting messages preserved on the back imbues them with a charm all of their own. Here we have…

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Watch House Open

The Watch House is open on Saturdays 11.30am to 3pm and Tuesdays 11am to 1pm to answer history enquiries.

Information about current exhibitions is on the Exhibitions Page.

Information about hiring is available on our Contact Page or email Bookings

Now taking bookings for 2024.

Interested exhibitors should submit three preferred dates to Bookings.


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