Croydon

Predominantly residential inner-western suburb on Wangal land. In 1983 its Malvern Hill Estate was made one of New South Wales's first heritage conservation areas.

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Croydon

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Built on Wangal clan land, the Longbottom Government Farm covered most of what is now Croydon by 1821. Other settlers followed the construction of Parramatta and Liverpool roads, but the railway station brought real development from 1875, and subdivision led to suburban development and a village. Brickworks used the clay and shale until their closure in the 1970s.