Dictionary of Sydney

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Far south-western residential and industrial suburb, named in the early 1800s after Lord Minto, Governor-General of India. Rural in character until the 1950s, it grew after Campbelltown was designated as a growth centre.

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Built on the land granted to William Redfern by Governor Macquarie, Minto was a dairying and farming village for many decades, until post-World War II development began to encroach on Sydney's rural fringe. New suburban development in the 1980s led to an influx of young families, and Minto was transformed.