Dictionary of Sydney

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Echo Point Roseville

Park in Roseville on the shore of Middle Harbour.

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Echo Point Roseville

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The area of Roseville that became known Echo Point was part of Samuel Bate's farm from the 1830s. By the 1890s the farm was a rest home for alcoholics, and Henry Lawson stayed there for a few months in 1898-99. In the 1930s, relief work projects led to stairs, walls and paths being built along the reserve, and the swimming baths were modernised.