It is hard to believe but it was the 22rd anniversary of the Strathfield Massacre this weekend. On August 17 1991, a lone gunman killed 7 people and injured 6 on a Saturday afternoon at Strathfield Plaza. This was one of Australia’s worst mass murders.
Full article at http://strathfieldheritage.org/buildings/strathfield-massacre/.
A timeline on events and developments affecting the Cooks River in Strathfield has been published. Click here for information. This is certainly not the definitive history of the Cooks River in Strathfield, which will take more time to write, however this is a timeline of information I have gathered so far, which is helpful for others looking for historical information such as students. This page will continue to be amended as it is a work in progress.
Also a request for locals to share their memories and recollections with the Cooks River Valley Association. Click here for further details.
I am always happy to receive any photos or information to add to the site. Please contact me at email@example.com. Regards, Cathy Jones.
The Homebush North Shopping Centre is located on Parramatta Road Homebush near the corner of Knight Street (formerly Rochester Street). The establishment and later decline of this commercial centre reflects the changing development and demographic patterns of the Homebush North area. A full article has been added to this site. Click here.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald today, based on total sales of above $2 million and above, the new Prestige Suburbs of Sydney are Strathfield, Balmain East, Glebe, Darlinghurst, Birchgrove, Cronulla, Sylvania Waters, Randwick, St Ives and Wahroonga.
While I think that rating a suburb as “prestigious” should be based on a range of factors eg liveability, transport, parks and open spaces, amenity etc, locals know that Strathfield is a great place to live.
This week the Land and Environment Court refused demolition of ‘Camden Lodge’ 102 Burlington Road Strathfield a heritage listed Federation house. The property was damaged by fire in January 2012 and the owner applied to demolish the property. The Court refused the application. The judgement is available online to read.
Revealing traces of a former Sydney.
Images of Strathfield's history