The book provides an illustrated history of Annandale in the decade 1910 to 1920 & 1810-1820, when over 1200 locals left Annandale as members of the Australian Imperial Force or to join British regiments. Written as a a self guided tour of the World War 1 honour boards and memorials around Annandale read the stories of the ANZACs whose names appear on them.
At home, there were battles over conscription and Rozelle Bay. A Rail Viaduct was constructed on the Annandale foreshore, to carry the Rail freight line around the bay rather than over it, via an opening bridge.
About the author
Marghanita da Cruz has been gathering an anecdotal history of Annandale, at 'Annandale on the Web' since 1998.
Marghanita guided this short walk as part of the Annandale Heritage Festival on 21 April 2013.
Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk is Marghanita da Cruz's third book in a series.