Millers Point

Inner-city suburb on the western side of the Harbour Bridge's southern approaches. It was named for the windmills that were built on its heights, and their owner, John Leighton, known as Jack the Miller.

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Called Ta-Ra by its first inhabitants, the Cadigal, Millers Point was named for the windmills that were built on its heights, and their owner, John Leighton, known as Jack the Miller. By the 1850s Millers Point was a maritime enclave, with almost all residents and employers focused on the wharves and the trade they brought. Through plague, depression and war, the community at Millers Point retained its cohesion, but the changes brought by gentrification are harder to predict.