Balmain's Industrial Heritage Walk
From the 1840s onwards Balmain experienced rapid urbanisation as major industry established itself on its foreshores. Within a few years Balmain had been transformed from a quiet village into a bustling industrial town. The Balmain Industrial Heritage walk offers a snapshot of some of the areas’ rich industrial and labour heritage.
The self guided walking tour accompanying audio guide gives you insight into the significant social history of the places that you will traverse and its influence on the lives of many Australians.
To avoid steep hills we suggest you start on Darling Street at the Working Men’s Institute and finish at Illoura Reserve, although this walk can be completed in reverse.
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