Rowing on Cooks River, Earlwood, ca 1890s. Earlwood NSW - Canterbury Commons

Rowing on Cooks River, Earlwood, ca Earlwood NSW - Canterbury Commons

1860 View across Cooks River towards Botany Bay

View of Cooks River, Tempe - Unwin's Bridge (centre left), Cooks River Dam (centre right) c State Library, NSW

Cooks River - old dam at River Street, Earlwood 1946 From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales [d1_36934 / GPO1 36934] (Mitchell Library)

Cooks River - old dam at River Street, Earlwood 1946 From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales / (Mitchell Library)

Tempe House is a colonial villa located on the southern bank of the Cooks River at Tempe. It was built in 1836 by the architect John Verge for the merchant and businessman Alexander Brodie Spark

Tempe House - Casey & Lowe - Archaeology and Heritage

Picnic crowds beside the Cooks River - note the steps leading up to Bayview Ave

Picnic crowds beside the Cooks River - note the steps leading up to Bayview Ave

Dam and tannery at Cooks River, Canterbury, 1901

Dam and tannery at Cooks River, Canterbury, 1901

The Cooks River Sydney c1858-1862, showing the dam across the river at Tempe, courtesy State Library of Victoria Acc No: H83.50/8

The Cooks River Sydney showing the dam across the river at Tempe, courtesy State Library of Victoria Acc No:

Boating, Cooks River c1910 By Broadhurst Post Card Publishers. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales [a105125 / PXA 635, 124] (Mitchell Library)

Boating, Cooks River By Broadhurst Post Card Publishers. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales / PXA (Mitchell Library)

Cooks River before the 1940's diversion

19th CENTURY COOK’S RIVER CALENDAR

Boating, Cooks River c1910

Urban growth in the Cooks River valley

Undercliffe Bridge Cooks River, 1912

Undercliffe Bridge Cooks River, 1912

Riverside park - now Marrickville Golf Course

Oral History: Harvey Hatfield "A Story of Early Marrickville"

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