Saturday, 30 March 2013

Marrickville Eisteddfod

The first Marrickville Eisteddfod was held at the Railway Institute Hall (Chalmers Street, Surry Hills) from April 6th to April 17th, 1935.


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 6 February 1935, page 17

The Eisteddfod's were originally established for Railway employees and their families (later being opened to the public) and lead up to the Annual Railway Eisteddfod.

During the first Marrickville Eisteddfod, talented photojournalist Samuel John Hood took a number of photographs of the children who had preformed at the Eisteddfod.

These photographs are now part of the Library of NSW's collection and can be viewed online, along with his other photographic collections.

Here are just a few of the wonderful images of Marrickville children captured by Hood.

Image Source: Library of NSW


Image Source: Library of NSW

Image Source: Library of NSW
Image Source: Library of NSW


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