Research

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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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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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Ginger Meggs, “Australia’s favourite boy”, and his twin brother, Bluey, are the heroes in a 1925 silent movie, “Those Terrible Twins, Ginger Meggs and Bluey”, restored by the National Film and Sound Archive, and made freely available on YouTube Aside from its entertainment value, the…

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The forlorn fate of Balmain Town Hall’s long-lost cupola – a tale of the harsh economic realities of the Great Depression. Few know that Balmain Town Hall was once topped by a handsome cupola. It elevated the building to nearly twice its current height and,…

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