Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.


Far south-western residential and commercial suburb between Camden and Campbelltown. Formerly a small village, it started to grow under the Sydney Region Outline Plan (1968).

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Traditional country of the Tharawal and Gundungurra people, the Narellan area was granted to colonists by Governor Macquarie and became a prosperous farming area, though the village remained small, and overshadowed by nearby Camden. From the 1970s, commercial and residential development took place that changed both the village and the surroundings, with extensive new suburbs.