Fairlight

Northern beaches residential suburb, bisected by Sydney Road. It is named after the house of 'father of Manly' Henry Gilbert Smith.

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An early market garden for Sydney, Fairlight developed after the 1850s, with large houses on extensive grounds. It was called after Fairlight House from the 1890s, though only made official in the 1930s. Inhabited by Manly's leading citizens, Fairlight became more accessible when trams came through in the 1910s, and grew between the wars. Shops and denser development followed.