Saturday, 1 November 2008

The A to Z of 2205: Broe Ave, Arncliffe

Named after Alderman Henry Broe, an alderman of Rockdale Council 1904-14 and 1917-20 and Mayor of Rockdale 1909-14 and 1918-20.(The Origins of Street Names in the Municipality of Rockdale, compiled by Alderman Ron Rathbone, 1990)

Below: It's Sunday morning and the cars parked all along here are not only residents', but worshippers at St mark's Coptic Cathedral in Wollongong Rd.
Below: The most gorgeous feature of Broe Avenue is the sandstone entrance to Arncliffe Park on the corner of Hirst St, and the sandstone fence which runs the length of the park.

Below: Cricket nets, and one of the two kids' playgrounds in the park
Below: Newly developed town houses (2008) where once several smaller, single-fronted weatherboard houses stood.
Below: I posted this previously, and one of my readers explained it is the remains of a Water Board sewer vent from just after World War One. Apparently they were made with melted down German artillery pieces brought back after the war. Now THAT'S really interesting!
Below: Looking back towards Hirst St from Wokllongong Rd
Below: Looking towards Station St from Wollongong Rd
Below: From Station St to Wollongong Rd, with the fence of St MArk's on the left.

Photos taken 10 Aug 2008

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