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Balmain – a suburb transformed – take a walk and discover more!
Transformed from a quiet harbour front village into a bustling workers suburb, the Balmain of cafes and boutiques we see today is vastly different from the shipyards, soap factories and Working Men’s Institutes of the past.
Grab your hat, sunscreen and walking shoes and discover a Balmain you may have never realised existed.
Here you will find our free MP3 audio files and accompanying map guide. The walk offers a snapshot of the peninsula’s industrial heritage and has been developed by Leichhardt Council with the input of community volunteers to celebrate the 2007 NSW Heritage Festival.