Garners Dental opened in Marrickville in 1968, which is quite a record for any business not just a dental practice.
Today Marrickville is the largest suburb in the Inner West Council local government area. And it is more colourful, interesting and culturally diverse than many people realise.
The area’s original name is Bulanaming and the traditional owners of the land are the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation
In the early 1800’s it was called Marrick’ after the Marrick’ estate of Thomas Chalder. William Dean, the publican of the Marrick Hotel, in Illawarra Road (now the site of the Henson Park Hotel) is credited with adding the “ville” to Marrick when it was gazetted in 1861.
Marrickville is the quintessential “melting pot” of cultures through its diverse and varied demographic – it may also be home to “the most eclectic food scene in the city.”
Despite its proximity to the eye-wateringly pricy inner city, Marrickville has managed to remain affordable and inclusive. Part of its charm is due to the absence of high-rise developments and the pervasive junk food franchises.
In 2020 Time Out Magazine ranked the top ten coolest neighbourhoods worldwide and while Yarraville in Melbourne came in ahead of Marrickville, I am sure most Sydneysiders will be very surprised to hear, Marrickville came in at number 10.
Here is the list of the top ten coolest neighbourhoods worldwide as published in Time Out:
1. Esquerra de l’Eixample, Barcelona
2. Downtown, Los Angeles
3. Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
4. Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York
5. Yarraville, Melbourne
6. Wedding, Berlin
7. Shaanxi Bei Lu/Kangding Lu, Shanghai
8. Dennistoun, Glasgow
9. Haut-Marais, Paris
10. Marrickville, Sydney
So we hope you will not only visit Garners Dental in Marrickville for some good old fashioned professional dentistry but also take the time to stroll around Marrickville while you are here.