Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Happy Valley

Shanty town established on land owned by New South Wales Golf Club at La Perouse where over 350 people lived in flimsy shacks during the Depression. The last of the residents were evicted in 1939 and the shacks demolished. Similar camps existed along the coast around the city, including Yarra Bay, Brighton-le-Sands, Malabar and Middle Harbour.

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