The Industrial Heritage of Strathfield Exhibition, Minding Our Business, has been extended until 11 September 2022 at the Ironbark Gallery at Strathfield Library. The exhibition is free and open during library business hours .
The talk on Homebush Saleyards and Arnotts Biscuits was held on Sunday 31 July 2022 at Strathfield Library. Thanks to all who attended, it was a great afternoon
The exhibition is presented by Strathfield-Homebush District Historical Society and Strathfield Council.
This exhibition explores the many businesses which were based on the Strathfield district from the 19th century, usually located close to rivers or transport such as railways and major roads. The district’s central location facilitated transportation of materials and goods across Sydney and beyond from businesses as diverse as Arnott’s Biscuits, EMI/HMV records, Ford Car manufacturing, Textile factories, Flour Mills, Cattle and Sheep Stockyards and Brickworks. Industrial development also supported growth of worker populations and housing in the southern and northern ends of the Strathfield Council area in the early to mid 20th century.
The exhibition brought back great memories- some not so fabulous i.e. cattle trains passing through Auburn station on their way to the Homebush stockyards that were a bit whiffy!
Congratulations on a small but well curated exhibition!
The talk on 31 July was excellent!
So pleased you enjoyed it, I think Council are organising another talk soon with the exhibition extended. Cathy
My mum’s family lived opposite or near the Arnott’s.My mum’s name was Arditto.