Granville

Western industrial and residential suburb, south of Parramatta. Named after the British Foreign Secretary, it grew rapidly in the 1880s and 1890s following the construction of the rail link from Sydney to Parramatta, thanks to its road, rail and water access.

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Granville

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2008

A significant meeting place for the Cadigal people, Granville's forests gave way to heavy industry and housing for workers as industrialists were attracted by its road, rail and water access.

Granville rail disaster 1977

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2021

The Granville rail disaster on 18 January 1977 was the worst rail accident in Australian history. Eighty three people killed, and 210 were injured.