News & Events

22 February 2017

The Balmain Association is presenting this exhibition about the protests and struggles over the years that helped to preserve our heritage, our history and our community. Issues such as ferry services, container terminal, coal loader, army at Mort Bay, Mort Housing development, the five sites…

Read More Here »


7 February 2017

Little Lost Girl Graham Wilson Graham is a self published local author who formerly lived in Balmain and now lives in the Rocks. He has written 3 novels called the ‘Old Balmain House’ Series. These are predominantly set in Balmain from the 1840s to current…

Read More Here »

3 December 2016

If you are worried about traffic congestion and the WestConnex you should consider the how people moved around in the early days. Duncan MacLausan’s book Balmain Peninsula Transport History will enlighten you and make a great christmas gift for family and friends. To be launched…

Read More Here »

30 August 2016

History Weekat the Watch House Neighbours Exhibition Join us for the opening this Saturday at 2:00pm Saturday 3 September 2016   Evans Street Free School Mothers Club 1938 Neighbours Exhibition Come and read the stories of individuals, families and communities living near one another and…

Read More Here »


22 June 2014

On Saturday 12 July a very successful celebration of 100 years of the Balmain telephone Exchange took place. Local residents had the opportunity to have a look inside the exchange and see demonstrations of historic equipment. Leichhardt Mayor, Darcy Byrne, Federal and State members Tanya…

Read More Here »