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Marsfield
SydneyNew South Wales
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Curzon Hall, Agincourt Road
Population: 11,895 [1]
Postcode: 2122
Location: 16 km (10 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA: City of Ryde
State District: Ryde
Federal Division: Bennelong
Suburbs around Marsfield:
North Epping South Turramurra Macquarie Park
West Pymble
Epping Marsfield North Ryde
Denistone East Eastwood Ryde

Marsfield is a suburb on the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Marsfield is located 16 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Ryde.

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History

Marsfield is derived from Field of Mars Common, which was the original name of the area in the early days of British colonisation of Australia.

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Aboriginal Culture

The whole area between Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers was originally, known by its Aboriginal name Wallumatta. The aboriginal name survives in a local park, the Wallumatta Nature Reserve, located at the corner of Twin and Cressy roads, North Ryde.

European Settlement

In 1792 Governor Phillip began the granting of parcels of lands to Royal Marines, and the area was referred to on Phillip's maps as the Field of Mars, named after the Roman Field of Mars probably because of the military link. The area was later part of the suburb of North Ryde. Field of Mars was also the name for the parish proclaimed in 1835.

Many of the streets in Marsfield and bordering suburb Macquarie Park are named after famous (Commonwealth) conflicts in time. Such examples include Crimea, Culloden, Waterloo, Herring, Taranto, Torrington, Balaclava, Agincourt, Busaco and Khartoum.

Curzon Hall was built in the 1890s by Harry Curzon-Smith. The house was bought by the Vincentian Fathers who established St Joseph's Seminary.[2] It now servers as a function centre.

Landmarks

Marsfield is home to Curzon Hall, a large castle-like manor turned restaurant and function centre. Marsfield is also home to Epping Boys High School.

Housing

This green suburb features large, modern homes on the higher parts with views, and town-houses/units in the parts of the suburb that border South Turramurra and Epping. A large number of the residents are students of Macquarie University.

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Marsfield (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC11635&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2008-03-22.  
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon, Angus and Robertson, 1990

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