Waterfront parkland and nature reserve Boronia Park is a remnant of the 1804 Field of Mars and Eastern Farms Common. Initial development dates back to 1874, when land sales began. Though significant expansion began during the 1950s – 1960s, the locality remains host to a diverse range of native flora and fauna.
Formerly known as Doody’s Bay, Gladesville took its 1856 rename after local resident and ex-convict John Glade. With fantastic riverside views, colonial architecture, walking trails and assorted trades, the suburb is a lively, vibrant district bursting with artistic heritage.
Henley is an established residential area with light commercial and industrial activity. Situated on the north side of the Parramatta River, it takes its name from the British counterpart, Henley-on-Thames. Housing a solitary monastery for the better part of 1874 onwards, the suburb experienced a significant residential shift during the 1960s, and again in the early 2000s.
Home to the colony’s first bushrangers, a French village, and Mary Reibey – the businesswoman on our $20 note – Hunters Hill is a beautiful, harbour peninsula suburb isolated by the Lane Cove and Parramatta rivers. Conserving over 1,200 heritage significant items, the area offers visitors a little taste of the past.
Huntleys Cove has experienced a number of transformations: initially as a sector of Gladesville, then as the independent suburb of Tarban. The switch to Huntleys Cove was made in 2002, after residents voted to rename the suburb once more.
Huntleys Point derives its namesake from Alfred Reynolds Huntley – the founder of Point House. After Huntley opened the Turkish Baths in Bligh Street, he became the chief engineer for the Australian Gas Light Company. His only child became a brilliant scholar at the Kings School, and would later go on to build some of the iconic stone houses within Hunters Hill.
This stunning foreshore precinct is home to lush parkland, striking homes and maritime heritage. Woolwich Dock, one of the great historic shipyards of Sydney Harbour, has constructed and repaired boats for more than a century. The region’s Aboriginal name, Moocooboola, translates to the very apt ‘meeting of waters’.