<!-- BEGIN Suburb infobox (scroll down to edit main article text) --><!-- END suburb infobox -->Croydon Park
is a suburb
, in the inner-west
, in the state of New South Wales
. 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
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
. 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.
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... Read More