The History Of Croydon
Violetta B and Lucy G
Who were the original inhabitants and how the lived?
*They used materials around them to build shelters and canoes.
*The original inhabitants were the Wangal people from the Dharug nation.
*They killed native animals and gathered fruits and vegetables.
*They traveled by foot to transport to places.
*They made digeridoos to entertain the tribe.
*They wore animal skin only to cover there private parts.
Who where the first settlers, why did they move into the area and how they live?
*The English such as John Townson,Sarah Nelson were among the first resident of our area.
*They cleared out the land to build houses and farms.
*They grew plants and crops to sell and get money to build more farms and support familys.
*The British wore full clothing and heavy coats and big wigs.
*The English moved into the area because the land wasn't dense,the land was flat and the soil was fertile this made it ideal for farming.
This is 1 example of a safe and happy ranger road.
Map of where the Wangal tribe lived.
This is a map that tells you where the Wangal tribe was located.
The Croydon train station
In 1876 Five dock station was renamed Croydon
What are some major events of our area?
*The post office was built in 1913. It is 101 years old. last year it celebrated its 100 year anniversary.It is on the end of the strand next to the medical clinic.
*Croydon public school was established in 1887 it was the very first school in tis area.
*1793 captain John Townson became the first resident of this lovley suburb.
This is a painting of what an artist supposed to be what Croydon looked before.
An Aboriginal huts
This is a hut that the Aboriginals made.
The black represents the people, the yellow represents the sun and the red represents the earth.