Greenwich Road, Greenwich c1908, State Records NSW ref: 18526_a024_000037

The new material in the Dictionary includes some new suburbs, old and new.

Bradfield is a suburb that has disappeared, subsumed into the surrounding areas of West Killara  and West Lindfield.  Joan Rowland tells the story of a suburb built on a vision, that later became associated, to its disadvantage, with the migrants who were such an important part of its early days.

Greenwich is one of Sydney’s most beautiful harbourside suburbs, leafy and affluent. But it hasn’t always been so, and its early prosperity was built on Sydney’s maritime industries. Prue Macleod brings it to life.

West Pymble was a wild and rollicking place in the early colony and into the 20th century, home to ‘as great a set of ruffians as the Colony holds’.   Barbara Cameron-Smith has researched its characters, families and changes, and written us a fascinating account of it.

And Yarrawarrah, in Sydney’s far south, is our fourth suburb for this rebuild. Helen McDonald’s entry outlines the progress of this quiet spot.

Lots of the suburbs in the Dictionary have had pictures added, and our new Atlas of Sydney Suburbs provides 1880s maps for many suburban areas. Have a look around and don’t forget to let us know what you think!

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