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Information regarding a location in Balmain

by johnrex1 Online Now Feb 22, 2006 at 7:35 AM

Hi My wife & I are aiming to come to australia for an extended visit either later this year or early next. My wifes father was born at No 5 Reuss Street Balmain North as we intend visiting Sidney I was wondering if anyone can give me some info if or not Reuss Street still exists. If not, any info regarding roughly where about it was, & possibly what is or has been put in it's place.

Hopefully John Lincolnshire England

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    RE: Information regarding a location in Balmain

    by jrs1234 Online Now Feb 22, 2006 at 12:45 PM

    Hi -

    you can search for Australian street addresses on this website:

    http://www.whereis.com/whereis/home.do

    You could also get hold of a Sydney street directory before you go, here's one on Amazon:

    amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI...

    Hope this helps,

    Cheers,

    Jeremy

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    RE: Information regarding a location in Balmain

    by supercarys Online Now Mar 6, 2006 at 11:43 PM

    Reuss St is still listed in the local street directory, however that part of North Balmain is also known as Birchwood, you could probably ask for either if you took a taxi. It is two streets up from Birchgrove primary school and there is a church opposite.

    If you need any more info, just email me.

    PS. It's Sydney, not Sidney!

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    RE: RE: Information regarding a location in Balmain

    by johnrex1 Online Now Mar 10, 2006 at 8:42 AM

    Hi Jeremy, Many thanks for the info it certainly has helped. I have found the street in question. Once again many thanks.

    Regards John

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    RE: RE: Information regarding a location in Balmain

    by johnrex1 Online Now Mar 10, 2006 at 8:51 AM

    Hi Sorry about the spelling I think that I must have been in a hurry. I have had a look at (www.whereis.com/whereis/home.do) as Jeremy suggested & I have found a Reuss Street but it says that it is off Birchgrove Road and as you say it is 2 streets down from the Birchgrove primary school. Should it be Birchgrove or is the map wrong? Many thanks for the help.
    Regards John

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    RE: RE: Information regarding a location in Balmain

    by supercarys Online Now Mar 11, 2006 at 2:50 PM

    large areas in the city tend to be segmented into a lot of smaller areas as time goes on to avoid confusion. As I said, you could ask for either. If it was a long time ago that your father in law was born there, the area would probably have been known as balmain.

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