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Fairfield West

Aboriginal people from the Cabrogal tribe, a sub-group of the Gandangara tribe, have lived in the Fairfield area for over 30,000 years. European settlement began in the early 1800’s. Fairfield West was subdivided in the 1870’s and a thriving community of mainly poultry farmers and market gardeners developed. Residents formed a progress association in 1913 and built their own hall, Kings Hall, on the corner of Palmerston and Hamilton Roads. The Fairfield West Progress Association obtained a post office, a school, sportsground and town water supply for their community. Kings Hall was named after one of the first families to settle in the area and was the venue for Saturday night dances. The Fairfield West dances attracted people from all over Fairfield, most of whom travelled by public transport. Fairfield West is proud of its sporting record, particularly cricket and rugby league, with rugby league great, Vic Hey, a local product. Commercial development began during the 1880’s. George M. Wheatley was the first to open a small business in Hamilton Road. Timber cutting was the main industry and the first sawmill belonged to Arthur Stimson.

Source: Vance George: Fairfield – A History of the District, Fairfield City Council, NSW, Australia, 1991 Graham Hinton, Fairfield City Council - Museum

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