Matraville

South-eastern suburb built on the sandy swamps on the peninsula between the eastern beaches and Botany Bay. It was developed after the First World War as a settlement for returned soldiers.

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Matraville

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2008

Marshes, swamps and sandhills in the area that became Matraville were turned into market gardens by the 1840s, and attracted Chinese gardeners in the 1860s. After World War I a model garden village was planned, for disabled servicemen, and built by 1921. It was never a success and only one of the homes remains.

Randwick Heritage Plaques

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2015

Randwick City Council Bicentennial Commemorative Plaques recognise buildings and sites of historical significance throughout Randwick municpality.