Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

East Ryde

Northern residential suburb on the western shore of the Lane Cove River. It was designated as a separate suburb in 1999.

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Wallumedegal country until the Europeans came, East Ryde was part of the Field of Mars common from 1804, until it was resumed in 1874 and sold in the 1880s. A tramline and a railway link, long promised, were never built, and the area remained undeveloped until the 1950s building boom when a large subdivision increased the population enough to warrant a new school in 1961. Further residential development has made East Ryde a popular suburb.