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Ellis Lane

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Ellis Lane

Ellis Lane is situated in Camden West and forms part of the South Ward in the Camden local government area. It was designated a suburb of Camden in October 1991.

Its original inhabitants were the Tharawal and Gundungurra people.

Named after Solomon Ellis, who arrived in Australia in 1855, the area was originally known as Cobbitty Paddocks, and included the area of land surrounded by the large loop in the Nepean River south of Cobbitty Village and west of Camden Airport.

Solomon's son Samuel took up farming on the property known as Fernleigh. It is separated from its nearest neighbour Grasmere by Werombi Road.

Today, little remains of the once thriving farming activities in Ellis Lane. The area retains its rural air however, with development restricted to larger acreage allotments and residential areas with large blocks of land.


Camden Council, Camden, viewed 5 November 2008, www.camden.nsw.gov.au

GV Sidman, The Town of Camden: a facsimile, Camden Public Library, 1995