is an urban locality located in Sydney
, in the state of New South Wales
. Strawberry Hills is located within the suburbs of Surry Hills
which are part of the local government area
of the City of Sydney
. It is east of Central railway station
The locality features mostly commercial and business developments with some high rise residential developments.
Strawberry Hills is also the home of a number of significant cultural organisations including Opera Australia
, The Australia Council for the Arts
, and numerous notable entertainment venues including the Belvoir Street Theatre
and the Strawberry Hills Hotel, a renowned Traditional Australian jazz
venue located on Elizabeth Street
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The area originally known as Strawberry Hill, was named for the hill centred under 'Northcott Place' at Surry Hills.
Strawberry Hill was part of a 70-acre land grant to John Palmer in 1794. Facing substantial debts, his holdings were subdivided into large blocks for the Provost Marshalls Sale of 1814. John Connell farmed the largest of these blocks south of Devonshire Street. He sold the property to Thomas Horton James, who subdivided the block as the Strawberry Hill Estate in 1832. Strawberry Hill was a huge mound of sand, made mobile in the 1820s by the destruction of undergrowth by woodcutters,... Read More