Ryde

Residential and commercial suburb on north shore of Parramatta River, named after the town on the Isle of Wight. It was the third British settlement in Australia after Sydney and Parramatta.

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Kissing Point
Alternate
Wallumetta
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Ryde

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Wallumetta to its traditional owners, the Wallumedegal, the land that became Ryde was settled early and provided food to the growing town. From the 1870s, subdivision started, and the railway brought more development from 1886. In the twentieth century, Ryde became suburban and one of Sydney's earliest shopping centres was built there in 1957.