‘My Place’ is Our Place
In 1988, bicentenary year, the Marrickville based author Nadia Wheatley produced a book called ‘My Place’ for children.
The story traces the history of the site of a terrace house back through time in 10 year intervals from 1988 to 1788. Life is seen through the eyes of the children who lived in each era. Not only are there reflections on how things change but also maps, drawn by children, that graphically illustrate the changes.
In ‘My Place’ the historical and geographical background is based on ‘Our Place’, the Suburbs of St Peters, Sydenham and Tempe. Some of the buildings in the story have been relocated and the dates adjusted to suit the story, but many of them existed and can still be viewed today.
Guided Walking Tours Available
Contact our office to book a ‘My Place’ guided walking tour for your History or School group