Featured artist: Shannon Crees

History

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Marrickville Park Sporting Walk of Honour

Marrickville has a rich sporting history with numerous prominent sporting women and men having called the area home. To celebrate this, Council is opening a Sporting Walk of Honour in Marrickville Park as part of a staged upgrade of the park.

The Marrickville Park upgrade, including the Sporting Walk of Honour, will be officially opened on Saturday 15 July at 1pm.

Visit the Marrickville Park Sporting Walk of Honour page to read profiles of the featured sportspeople.

History collections

History collections

Our research collection includes books, microforms, research files, newspapers, and databases. Our cultural heritage collection includes objects, community archives, photographs and oral histories.

To search items from our research and cultural heritage collections click here. To search only for digital reproductions of photographs and subdivision plans click here.

Local history and past exhibitions

Local history and past exhibitions

Marrickville's history is one of change and adaptation, from Aboriginal hunting lands, to gentry estates to today's diverse community. 

Go to our local history pages to find out about suburbs, places and people in and around the Marrickville Local Government Area. Or take a look at our past exhibitions to find out about a specific aspect of Marrickville's past.

House histories

Council archives

Marrickville Library and History Services encourage and support individual research into house histories within the Marrickville Council area. Access to Council's Archives are essential for completing research on house histories. This can be arranged by appointment.

Please call 9335 2185 for more information.

Donations and rare items

Donations and rare items

Marrickville Library and History Services maintain a range of donations and rare items, some of which were donated by community members.

Some of these items are stored off-site, or have restricted access as specified by individual donors. It is possible to access some of these materials by appointment.

Please call 9335 2167 for more information.

 

We need your help to grow our local history picture collection!

Do you have any photographs of Marrickville? If so, Marrickville Library and History Services would be grateful to make copies of them to share with future generations. More information.

Visit the events calendar to see what's on.