Croydon Park, New South Wales

Croydon Park, New South Wales

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Croydon Park, New South Wales

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Croydon Park is a suburb, in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Croydon Park is about 13 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district and is divided between the local government area of the City of Canterbury, Burwood Council and Municipality of Ashfield. Croydon is a separate suburb, to the north.

Croydon Park has a small commercial area along Georges River Road but is close to larger shopping areas in Burwood, Ashfield and Campsie. Croydon Park is a small residential suburb with many stores, particularly family owned such as Pure Gelato, Little Italy Restaurant, Little Thailand, Domino's, Croydon Park Chinese Restaurant and ANAR Charcoal Chicken. The local area is quite multicultural and this is reflected in the variety of cuisines available in restaurants in neighbouring suburbs.

History

Croydon Park was originally part of the territory of the Darug tribe which occupied much of Sydney. More specifically, it was probably home to the Wangal clan (based around Concord) but may also have been home to the Cadigal (Sydney) or Bideagal (Botany Bay) clans. There were middens along the Cooks River where the indigenous people camped. These were destroyed by early British settlers to make lime for mortar in buildings.

In 1878 and 1880, following the building of a railway station at Croydon to the north, two large subdivisions...
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