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Postal  PO Box 21, Fairfield NSW 1860
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Aboriginal people from the Cabrogal tribe, a sub-group of the Gandangara tribe, lived in the Fairfield area for over 30,000 years. The first European land owner in Fairfield was Gabriel Louis Marie Huon Kerrileau (1769-1828). He arrived in the colony in 1793 fleeing France during the French revolution and enlisted in the NSW Corps. In 1807 he married Louise le Sage to satisfy the colonial law. He received a grant of 100 acres in the centre of Fairfield which he called Castel Paul. In 1840, Captain John Horsley bought Castel Paul and renamed it Fairfield, after the family estate in Sommerset, England. Later, a State Treasurer, Thomas Ware Smart (1810-1881) bought the estate and in the 1860’s built the mansion, Fairfield House. The name Fairfield was not in use before 1840. Fairfield railway station was opened in 1856 and is one of the oldest in NSW. Electricity was connected in 1921.

Source: Frances Pollen The Book of Sydney Suburbs, 1998 Vance George: Fairfield – A History of the District, Fairfield City Council, NSW, Australia, 1991

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Fairfield/ Smithfield
Federal Electorate


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