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.

What’s new…

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.

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Assessment and Rate Books

View selected extracts from the early Newtown Rate Books

A valuable historical and family history resource. 148-150_Wilson_Street_Newtown

Find out who the original owner or occupant of your Newtown property was.

To search see . . .

Local Council Info: Assessment Books
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