Darlington

Inner-city suburb beside the University of Sydney which is fast encroaching upon it. Originally the site of Thomas Shepherd's nursery in the 1820s which is commemorated in many of the street names.

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Darlington

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Traditional country of the Gadigal people, the area that became Darlington was part of Grose Farm, and set aside for the trustees of the Female Orphan School. Its timber was cleared and the fertile land became Thomas Shepherd's Darling Nursery. By the 1880s the whole area was built over with terraces of workers' housing. In the twentieth century, the University of Sydney encroached into Darlington, rebuilding much of it and reducing the population.