Roseville

Affluent residential northern suburb, named after local orchardist George Wilson's 'Rose Villa', demolished for the buillding of the North Shore railway line in the 1880s.

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The Guringai were traditional owners of the area that became Roseville, though grants were given to Europeans from the 1820s. Orchards and timber were important industries until the railway spurred subdivision and development from the 1890s. By the 1920s there was a thriving suburb with services, churches and schools.