By Sky and Jackson
Who were the original inhabitants?
The original inhabitants of Australia were the Aboriginals. In Croydon it was the Wangal people of the Dharug nation. Their every day lifestyle included the men going out fishing,hunting or building canoes or huts made out of bark. The women stayed around or near the campsite collecting various berries, grubs and herbs such as mints,bark and they used mud to connect the twigs so the huts didn't lose it's structure. Their transportation were only their own bare feet and they used to move around a lot because they thought they used all the lands resources,they left so the land could replenish. They repeatedly left their own belongings for the next tribe to use. Their music were made out of clapping sticks, their own voice and rocks as drums. One of their beliefs were the Dreamtime which included mythical creatures transforming the land such as the rainbow serpent.
The Strand is Croydon's main shopping commercial where you can find almost everything you desire.
Croydon train station
The croydon train station opened in 1875 but, it was called Five Dock Train station until 1876.
Croydon post office
The croydon post office has been in croydon's community for over 100 years and counting it opened in the 1900's and now it is also a chemist.
Croydon train station
Who were the first settlers, why did they move into the area and how did they live?
What are some of the major events in our area?
Some of the major events of our area are:
In 1793 Captain John Townson became the first resident in Croydon. He got a land permit of 0.4 square kilometres of land. This is a major event because he started the colony of Croydon.
In 1779 a group af Aboriginals possibly lead by Pemuway, burnt down John Townsons's house down but instead of making a new house in Croydon, he moved to Ashfield which is next to Croydon.
In 1855 the first railway in N.S.W was built. It began in Sydney (the rocks). This enabled more people to be able to travel quicker around Croydon and Australia
In 1873 the first brickyards in the area where centenary park is now on was opened. This meant that more people can earn money and jobs which ment that they could maintain their household.