Inner-west suburb on the northern bank of Cooks River which grew from the workers camp established to build the Cooks River dam in 1839. By the 1850s it was also home to limeburners, woodsmen and fishermen.

Tempe demographics

Students in playground at front of Tempe Public School 1920-1940s
Tempe on the Cooks River 1840s
View of Tempe on Cooks River 1845
Dam, Cooks River 1866
Botany Heads c1865
West Botany, Illawarra Railway route: large blocks of land for sale in the estate of the late John Archibald Cunningham 1881
Landscape, Tempe House c1845
Botany Bay from Newtown 15 October 1853
Unwin's Bridge, Cooks River 1874
Cooks River Sydney c1860
Atlas of the Suburbs of Sydney - St Peters 1886-1888
Cooks River Dam c1871
Reclamation at Cooks River 1888
Shea's Creek 1888
Plan of portions 1 to 11 at Shea's Creek, Cook's River, Parish of Petersham, Co Cumberland 1859
Cooks River Bridge, Tempe c1890
From the Warren, Botany in distance, 8 August 1883
Tempe House, Cooks River c1845
Tempe - Cooks River, January 22 1838
Plan of the Newtown area, September 1842
Bayview House Private Mental Hospital, King Street, Tempe 1939
Bay View House Private Lunatic Asylum, Cooks River 1869