Lewisham

Inner-western residential and commercial suburb named after the estate of emancipist jeweller Jacob Josephson. It developed with the construction of the Redfern-Parramatta railway line in the 1850s.

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Cadigal country until large grants were given to settlers in the early colony, Lewisham remained timbered and rural until the mid-nineteenth century. Its Catholic church, cemetery and hospital dominated one side of the suburb, and were the site of an air crash in 1946 when two staff were killed.