‘I grew up at a police station’: 82-year-old shares family memories from Balmain Watch House

Photo of brother and sister Margaret and Bruce. Source: Margaret Collett (Nee Gray).

The story of the beginning, journey and rebirth of the Balmain Association’s most cherished building

Drawings from 1854 of the original Watch House unearthed in the archives in 1971. Source: Leichhardt Historical Journal №3. 1972.
The Watch House at 179 Darling Street after the Balmain Association leased it. Source: Leichhardt Historical Journal №3. 1972.
Leaflet with details about the building and the last policeman at the Watch House. Source: The Balmain Association News Sheet, March 1981.
Present-day Watch House and headquarters for the Balmain Association. Source: The Balmain Association.

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