Welcome to the Newtown Project
This web site has been created by the City of Sydney Archives and various volunteers to bring together historical information about the Municipality of Newtown. We hope it will be of interest to researchers, local residents and all who have an interest in Newtown. Read more about the project team in the City of Sydney Archives or About Newtown itself.
Newtown Bridge, Sydney … On Saturday evenings the bridge
and its approaches are crowded with immense throngs of
promenaders, passage being a matter of much
difficulty, and hurry impossible…
Harding & Billings Post Card, circa 1906 (026237)
Humans of Newtown
Read Jo Wallaces’ blog stories about the many and varied identities that make up the rich tapestry of Newtown
The Naming of Newtown
Read Patrick Murphy’s article about John Webster and the naming of Newtown in the December 2014 Society of Australian Genealogists’ Journal, Descent
Links to Newtown Subdivision Maps
Check out a list of links drawn from the National Library’s subdivision map collection for the period 1841 through to 1907. Including estates such as Northwood, O’Connell Town, Kingston, Reiby House, Stanmore House,Thornby, Kingsbury, Kingston, Hansons Paddock, Mount Eagle, Kettle, Burren, Copeland’s Paddock, Yarraville, Linthorpe, Gowrie, Pines, Smith’s, Islington, Camden College McKechnie, Camdenville, Holmwood, Goodsell’s, Bello Retiro, Lynton and Stanmore Road. Plus allotments at Newtown Chruch, St Peters Church, Newtown Railway Station, The Toll Bar, the late Fran. King’s properties, the late Dr Wardell’s properties and Judge Josephson’s grounds.
Newtown Sesquicentenary Short film
See below the clip put together by the City of Sydney to celebrate the proclamation of Newtown Council
Where is Newtown?
See also our Maps section for historical maps and local government boundaries information.
Assessment and Rate Books
View selected extracts from the early Newtown Rate Books
A valuable historical and family history resource.
Find out who the original owner or occupant of your Newtown property was.
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