St Ives

Northern residential suburb, probably named after the town in Cornwall. It was the site of timber-getting and then orchards until residential development began in the 1960s.

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St Ives

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2008

Traditional land of the Guringai people, the area that became St Ives was cleared by timber-getters, and later planted with orchards and market gardens. It remained rural until the 1950s, when immigration brought numbers of Italian, Jewish and later South African migrants. While housing density has increased, there are still areas of bushland in St Ives.