Monthly Archives: July 2016

In their own words

Yesterday and today- Michael Ianniello_52x52 (Small)

The recent project ‘Chiswick Changes and Connections’ sought to capture the vibrancy and strong sense of belonging felt by the community living on the Chiswick Peninsula.

Part of the project involved mutimedia specialists Olev Muska and Angela Pasqua interviewing and recording the recollections of local residents. Selected highlights of these interviews can now be viewed on City of Canada Bay’s youtube channel.

The photograph above is from the ‘Two of a kind’ Chiswick photo comp held last year. Michael Ianniello’s photograph ‘Yesterday and today’ shows an original timber gate post from BHP Wire Mill (also known as Lysaght Bros Co Ltd) against a backdrop of apartments at Chiswick.

Discover Drummoyne

Drummoyne Parramatta River c1911 (Small)

For those who missed seeing the ‘Discover Drummoyne’ display at the City of Canada Bay Museum, the panels are currently on display at Five Dock Library.

City of Canada Bay Museum has created a wonderful, informative and comprehensive exhibition exploring life in Drummoyne from early settlement through to recent times. The panels cover the magnificent mansions, booming factories, cultural venues, businesses, schools and famous people of Drummoyne through photographs and stories.

The photograph above shows Drummoyne from Parramatta River in 1911. It is one of a series of photographs held by the City of Canada Bay Museum which have recently been added to the City of Canada Bay Library Service online resource ‘Canada Bay Connections’, the source for many of the images in the display.

The display continues until 31 July 2016.