Apr 26, 2010

Daceyville residents, past and present, we need some help!

To celebrate History Week in September 2010 takes some planning, especially if we want to showcase the history of Daceyville.

To ensure that Council’s George Hanna Memorial Museum presents an exhibition that will bring out the history of Daceyville, we need a little help from Daceyville residents – past and present. If you’ve lived in the suburb, have any stories, photographs or objects connected to the neighbourhood, please contact the Museum’s curator
via phone, 9366 3802 or email: museum@botanybay.nsw.gov.au  

Nicknamed “Audaciousville” during its construction, Daceyville was built as a response to rehousing those who lived in the slum-like housing conditions in The Rocks at the turn of the 20th century. Based on the then progressive ideas of the English “Garden City” movement, the suburb brought many firsts to Australia, including public housing and the country’s first cul-de-sac (in Colonel Braund Crescent).

While much formal documentation exists on Daceyville, we’re asking anyone connected with Daceyville to help the museum exhibit a more personalised
view of life in the suburb.

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