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Join local historian, Patrick Callaghan, on a walk through the Leichhardt he knew growing up in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Gain an insight into Leichhardt’s multicultural diversity of the 1940s. Hear about the local priest who was awarded an MBE as a chaplain in World War I. See the house where his family lived, learn about their neighbours, and some of the local characters, the lawn mower king, the local SP bookie, the rag and bone man, the ‘Rabbito’ and the clothes prop man. Learn the history of Hawthorne Canal and the ferry service that ran from the canal to the City, cross the canal into Haberfield and more. The tour will start and finish at St Columba’s Church.

When: Wednesday 7 September 2016, 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Meet in the grounds of St Columba and the Holy Souls Church, 213 Elswick Street, Leichhardt
Cost: Free – book now
Contact: or 02 9367 9266
Presented by Inner West CouncilLeichhardt Library.

Image: St Columba’s Church, 1920, courtesy Leichhardt Library.

History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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