Lidcombe

Western suburb, 14 kilometres west of central Sydney, nestled around Rookwood Cemetery. Lidcombe has industry and commercial development along with residential areas.

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Lidcombe

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2008

Standing on Dharug land, Lidcombe was settled by 1828 with ex-convicts and free settlers on small grants. With the railway, stockyards and abbatoirs, and the large cemetery, prosperity came to what was then Rookwood. In the twentieth century, industrial development and decline, and new migration have changed the face of the suburb.