Adele and Alan Taylor married in Annandale in 1886. Taylor would go on to found Allen Taylor and Co, become and Alderman and Mayor of Annandale, in the 1890s, then Lord Mayor of Sydney and later a Member of the NSW Legislative Council. The walk is entwined with the Taylors and their local contemporaries Saint Mary Mackillop, John Young and Henry Parkes, the Father of Federation.
The book also covers the Engineering Heritage listed Annandale Sewage Aqueducts, the first reinforced concrete structure in Australia, and Public Transport in 1890s Annandale.
Marghanita da Cruz has been researching the history of Annandale since 1998.
In April 2011, Marghanita guided 1890s Annandale for a group from the National Trust. It was so well received that she was encouraged to publish it.
Six other books have followed covering Annandale of the first half of the 18th and 19th centuries.