Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Bellevue Hill

Affluent suburb overlooking the harbour five kilometres east of central Sydney. In the nineteenth century it was home to villas built by the colony's emerging plutocracy. Mass suburban development was helped by the extension of the tram line to Bondi Beach in 1914.

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The road east

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The first track east to South Head followed the path Aboriginal people had travelled for thousands of years, but soon became a cleared road and later a paved street.

Bellevue Hill


Standing on Cadigal country, Bellevue Hill became one of Sydney's most exclusive suburbs, with its large lots and scenic views.