History Of Croydon
BY JASON AND SAMUEL
WHAT IS CROYDON LIKE NOW?
Croydon is a very multicultural suburb located in between Ashfield ad Burwood.Even though many modern homes are built, many of Croydon's historic sites remains. Croydon is split between two local government areas-Burwood Council and the Ashfield Municipality.
Croydon's population is about 10,381 (It has increased about 2,000 since the 2006 census).
Croydon has a large amount of Catholics. As well as Catholics, there are also many Anglicans and Orthodox. The main languages spoken in Croydon is Italian and Mandarin as well as Cantonese. Most of Croydon's people are aged between 35 to 39 as well as 25 to 34.
WHO WERE THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF THIS LAND?
The original inhabitants of this land was the Wangal people of the Dharug nation. It is believed that this tribe has came from Asia approximately 50000yrs-100000yrs ago.
-HOW DID THEY LIVE
Aboriginals made spears and Boomerangs to hunt animals. The men were the hunters and the women gathered fruit. The men hunted animals such as Kangaroos and wombats.
The inhabitants of this land moved from one place to another. They would leave hunting materials for the next tribe to come to their land.
The Aboriginal's life change when the British came from England. The British stole their tools and they built houses on the Wangal land. The British bought diseases with them from England that devastated the Aboriginal population.
WHO WERE THE FIRST SETTLERS, WHY DID THEY MOVE INTO THE AREA AND HOW DID THEY LIVE?
-WHO WERE THE FIRST SETTLERS?
The first settlers were the British. They came from England to start a peanal colony. The first person to settle in the land we now know as Croydon was Captain John Townson. The first woman to settle in the Croydon area was Sarah Nelson. The British arrived from England 18 years after Captain Cook's discovery of the southern continent.
-WHY DID THEY MOVE INTO THE LAND? Croydon is situated between the first settlement and the second settlement.Croydon's land is flat and the soil is good for farming crops.
-HOW DID THEY LIVE
The British lived in grand mansions.They wore the same thing they wore in England.The didn't care the weather. They grew crops and harvested plants.They introduced animals like pigs and lambs. Their life is the opposite life of the way of Aboriginals.
-WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MAJOR EVENTS OF OUR AREA?
There had been countless major events in Croydon's history such as:
-In 1788 ,Captain Arthur Phillip and the first fleet began the colony at Sydney Cove
-In 1793, Captain John Townson becomes the first resident of Croydon.
-In 1875, Five Dock Station is opened (Croydon Station)
-Finally in 2013, Croydon's Post Office celebrates its 100 year aniversary since it opened.
Croydon station opened in 1875 as Five Dock Station. It was renamed in 1876 to Croydon Station.
Croydon post office opened in 1913. It just recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2013.
Captain Arthur Phillip's arrival
Captain Arthur Phillip came from England in 1888 with 11 ships. If Phillip didn't come, Croydon would not exist.