Mary Street, Rhodes

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This name commemorates Mary Bray, who settled in this area with her husband John Bray soon after receiving a grant of land. There are several streets adjacent that commemorate members…

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Marquet Street, Rhodes

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Attributed to John de Marquet Blaxland, eldest brother of Anna Walker (of Rhodes). The "de Marquet" (or "de Marquett”) surname was the maiden name of John's second wife.

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Llewellyn Street, Rhodes

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(Formerly Church Street and formerly part of Blaxland Road.) Named to honour Joseph Llewellyn, second husband of Mary Bray of Rhodes.

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Leeds Street, Rhodes

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(Formerly part of Blaxland Road.) Named after the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. Thomas Walker (of Rhodes) had family associations with that city and area.

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Industrial Avenue, Rhodes

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(Shown on a map of Rhodes as going off Gauthorpe Street at its western end, heading north and then turning at a right angle to the east). Not in either…

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Denham Street, Rhodes

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Named after Captain Henry Mangles Denham, R.N., who was a Marine Surveyor operating in the South Seas between 1852 and 1859.

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Cavell Avenue, Rhodes

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(Formerly Broke Street.) Named to honour a remarkable lady, Edith Louisa Cavell (1865-1915), a British Nurse of WWI.

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Blaxland Road, Rhodes

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Named after John de Marquet Blaxland, Anna Walker's elder brother. At the same time it commemorates her "family" name. (Leeds Street and Llewellyn Street were previously part of this street.)

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Lewis Berger & Sons (Australia) Pty.Ltd

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was a major industry which began production in Alfred Street, Rhodes in 1917. Production included white lead, linseed oil and paint. During the 1920s it supplied the 272,000 litres of…

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Timbrol Limited

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a timber preservative manufacturer, was established in Rhodes in 1928. In 1957 Timbrol merged with the giant US Union Carbide organisation.

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Allied Feed Mills Pty.Ltd

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whose silos dominated Rhodes Point, were located on the earlier site of John Darling’s flour mills. Allied Mills, with its subsidiary Allied Feeds, took over the flour mill in 1963.

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CSR Chemicals Ltd

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purchased the site from Hoskins in 1943 and produced acetic anhydride and cellulose acetate developed in response to war needs.

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Phillips Industries

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for several years from 1974, manufactured Malvern Star and Speedwell bicycles across the road from Tulloch’s site, on the eastern side of Concord Road.

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Churchill Tucker Reserve

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Unknown origin The large fig tree standing in the corner of this park is known as the “Strike Tree” as this is where the workers from Tulloch's Phoenix Iron Works…

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Brays Bay Reserve 

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Bray family were pioneer settlers with a land grant in 1794.  Their home, “Braygrove”, was situated opposite on the other side of Concord Road. Alfred Llewellyn Bray was the first…

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Mcilwaine Park

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After the founder of the Concord West Volunteer Fire Brigade and grandfather of Gary McIlwaine, MP

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Meadowbank-Rhodes Railway Bridge

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Meadowbank-Rhodes Railway Bridge
Meadowbank-Rhodes Railway Bridge

This bridge opened in 1886 when the Sydney and NSW rail systems were undergoing a period of rapid expansion. John Whitton was a the designer of this bridge, was a…

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