Cricket at Concord
The photograph shows a cricket match at Alton, a house which was situated near Concord Road, about 1896.
At the time the photograph was taken, Alton was owned by Edward Carr Hordern, the grandson of Anthony Hordern, founder of one of Australia’s largest retail firms of the late nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries. Edward started working in the family business at the age of 14 and went on to establish his own business Hordern Brothers in Pitt Street, Sydney. He worked for some fifty years in retail before handing over the day-to-day running of the business to his sons.
Local Studies is keen to expand our collection of sports images and welcomes the loan of photographs for scanning and inclusion in Canada Bay Connections. The original photograph of Alton is held by the Mitchell Library (State Library of NSW).
Posted on November 20, 2012, in Concord and tagged Alton house, Biddulph Henning, Canada bay Connections, City of Canada Bay, Concord, Cricket, Edward Carr Hordern. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.