List of Suburbs

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The land area along and near the Cooks River was first explored by Captain Cook's Officers, in 1770. It was subsequently settled very early in the European establishment of Sydney, because of its fertility. The area's first land grant was made to the Chaplain of the First Fleet, the Reverend Richard Johnson, in 1793.

He was known as the best farmer in Sydney in those early colonial days, successfully growing corn, wheat, fruit, grapes and livestock. His grant was one of only a few dispensed at that time, and contributed markedly to the opening up of the area to later farming settlers.

Canterbury Vale - the name he gave to the grant he took up, just north of the Cooks River, was of some 500 acres. The first grant south of the river was made to Mrs Hannah Laycock by Governor King - she named her grant Kings Grove Farm in the Governor's honour. In early years timber was a chief resource, aside from vegetable and crop growing, grazing and other primary industry.

The first large process industry was established in 1841 with the building of the Australian Sugar Company's sugar mill near the Cooks River to produce molasses and spirits. Other industries and trades such as boiling down works and tanneries later developed along the river.

CANTERBURY SUBURBS AND LOCALITIES

Ashbury 2193 [suburb 1]

Belfield 2191 [suburb 2]

Belmore 2192

Belmore South 2192 [NamesBoard 1]

Beverly Hills 2209 [suburb 3]

Beverly Hills North 2209 [NamesBoard 2]

Campsie 2194

Campsie South 2194 [NamesBoard 3]

Canterbury 2193 Wholly within Canterbury

Clemton Park 2206 Suburb gazetted in recent years is much smaller than the historic locality.

Croydon Park 2133 [suburb 4]

Earlwood 2206

Earlwood West 2206 [NamesBoard 4]

Harcourt 2191 [NamesBoard 5] old locality, no longer used

Hurlstone Park 2193 Only a few buildings in Marrickville LGA, almost wholly in Canterbury.

Kingsgrove 2208 [suburb 5]

Lakemba 2195

Lakemba South 2195 X possibly an old locality, no longer used

McCallums Hill 2195 [NamesBoard 6] old locality, no longer used

Moor(e)fields [NamesBoard 7] old locality, no longer used

Narwee 2209 [suburb 6]

Punchbowl 2196 [suburb 7]

Riverwood 2210 [suburb 8]

Rosedale 2194 [NamesBoard 8] old locality, no longer used

Roselands 2196

Undercliffe 2206 [NamesBoard 9]

Wiley Park 2195

[suburb 9] = suburb is across councils

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