Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Lane Cove

Affluent suburb on lower North Shore. Industry developed there in the nineteenth century, but lack of access to the district limited residential development until the early twentieth century.

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Lane Cove

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Cameraygal country until the Europeans arrived, the suburb of Lane Cove on Sydney's north shore was built after the timber had been felled, and transport links made the land accessible from the city centre. The water of the creeks and Lane Cove River fostered industry along the foreshore.