Thursday, 25 September 2008

The A to Z of 2205: Bonar St, Wolli Creek to Arncliffe

Named after Andrew Bonar, Chairman of the Australian Trust Company, a land development company. (The Origins of Street Names in the Municipality of Rockdale, compiled by Alderman Ron Rathbone, 1990)

Below: Looking up Bonar St from Lusty St, Wolli Creek, showing the Meriton apartment development

Below: From the intersection of Thompson St looking back towards Lusty St

The next three photos are from Jan 2001 when the development was just beginning.
Below: Looking from Thompson St across to Bonar St

Below: Building that was in Bonar St
Below: Also from Thompson St towards Bonar St
Below: From the Thompson St intersection looking along Bonar St towards Arncliffe. The apartments are behind me now.

Below: Looking back along Bonar St towards Thompson St intersection

Below: Looking along Bonar St towards the bend it takes to the left.

Below: Looking towards Wollongong Rd.

Below: The former Streets factory at the corner of Bonar St and Hirst St. It is now occupied by someone called One-Ten Enterprises, and seems to consist of a warehouse for bailed up, and often overflowing rags.

Below: Street sign at the Wollongong Rd end. Sadly, the bowling club is now derelict. I had heard there were plans by Rockdale Council to turn it into a youth centre (much needed) but nothing has happened.

Below: The abandoned Arncliffe Scots bowling club

Below: Inside the clubhouse

Below: From Wollongong Rd

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Photos taken 10 Aug 2008 and January 2001

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sad to see the old bowling is going to be blocks of flats now. It was originally a stand alone club, arncliffe bowling and recreation club, then scots got in later on to try and save it. Sadly it is only a memory now like most of the old places around the area. That's progress I guess