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Leafy northern residential suburb named for the cottage built by early resident Francis John List in 1884. It grew with the coming of the railway in 1890.

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Aboriginal people were the traditional owners of Lindfield until the timber-getters of the convict camp arrived in 1810. Land grants to farmers and orchardists followed, with more development as the highway north, and later the railway, made transport easier. Suburban development proceeded side by side with dairies and small farms. From the late twentieth century, new medium density development has increased Lindfield's population.