Lidcombe

Western suburb, 14 kilometres west of central Sydney, nestled around Rookwood Cemetery, with industry and commercial development as well as residential areas. The area was known by several names, including Rookwood, Liberty Plains, and Haslams's Creek, before a new name 'Lidcombe' was created in 1914 by combining the surnames of two of the mayors of Rookwood Council, Frederick Lidbury and Alexander Larcombe. 

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Lidcombe

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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.