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Suburb Profiles

Chippendale

Chippendale is located 2 km SW of the CBD. Central Station is an easy 10-minute walk away and buses along City Road take you into the city with vehicular access via Parramatta Road and Broadway...

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Chiswick

Chiswick is a sleepy little suburb on the habour foreshores between Abbotsford, Drummoyne and the Parramatta River. Originally, it was part of "Five Dock Farm", but later the area became known as Chiswick...

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Darling Harbour

Well before Captain Arthur Phillip and his crew arrived in Sydney Harbour, the area we now call Darling Harbour was called “Tumbalong” by the local Aboriginals...

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Drummoyne

Drummoyne was originally part of a land grant to Colonial Surgeon John Harris. In 1841 part of that grant between Thompson and Millar Streets was subdivided and advertised as "40 minutes row from Sydney"...

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Erskineville

Erskineville can trace its history back to one of the earliest grants in the colony of New South Wales. The grant was to the Superintendent of Convicts, Nicholas Devine...

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Glebe

Glebe was once a haven for Sydney’s alternative, intellectual, and artistic sets, but has rapidly become gentrified...

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Leichhardt

Leichhardt, in Sydney’s inner west was originally known as Piperston after the pioneering naval Piper family were granted land there in 1811...

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Lilyfield

Some say the suburb is named after lily fields, but it's not certain whether this is the case or not...

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Newtown

The name Newtown is attributed to local merchant, John Webster, who set up his store on what was then a bullock track and main southern route from the city called Bulanaming Road...

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Rozelle

Rozelle is a large suburb spanning the peninsula between Rozelle Bay and Iron Cove in Sydney's inner west. The shipping headland known as Glebe Island, between White and Rozelle Bays, is also part of the suburb...

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Surry Hills

This was once one of the more depressed areas of the inner city. In the 1920s Surry Hills was a haunt of the razor gangs that terrorised inner city Sydney...

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Sydenham

The small inner western Sydney suburb of Sydenham is located within the municipality of Marrickville. The suburbs of Tempe, Marrickville and St Peters surround it...

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Sydney

Sydney’s CBD has become the financial heart of Australia, but don’t let that put you off – it’s also a very nice place to live, visit and wonder about...

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Waterloo

Waterloo took its name from the 1815 Battle of Waterloo in Belgium after originally being known as Illpah, the Aboriginal term for plenty of raspberries...

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