Sydney Address Book

Sydney addresses of celebrities, the rich, the famous and the infamous

NOTE: The addresses shown here are private property and are included for information only. The people listed are no longer associated with these places. Entry by the public is trespassing, please respect the privacy of their occupiers.

Hereford Street, Glebe
The first Prime Minister of Australia, Edmund Barton, lived at Calahla (now called Whitehall), cnr Woodland and White Streets, Balgowlah from 1888 to 1891, and then in James Street, Manly until 1893. He was born in Hereford Street, Glebe in 1849.

56 Queens Road, Hurstville
Many of Australia's earliest rock'n'roll hits were recorded at St. Clair Recording Studio, 56 Queens Road, Hurstville. Located behind a butcher's shop, the studio was operated by Oswald Russell (Ossie) Byrne. Ossie also had a home studio in Tarrawanna at Wollongong. Like Sam Phillips' fabled Sun Studio in Memphis c.1954, St. Clair featured two mono recorders. The Bee Gees recorded all their early work there including the hit Spicks And Specs, recorded there in 1965. The famous 1960s Australian TV show, Bandstand, had its music backing tracks recorded at St. Clair in 1966. Other artists to record at St Clair included The Twilights, MPD Ltd., and Ronnie Burns. After Ossie left for England, Warren Morton took over the studio for a few months until it closed. The studio closed in 1966 when Byrne moved to England with the Bee Gees. The butchers shop and studio were demolished in the 1970s.

23 Colin Street, Lakemba
52 Harris Street, Pyrmont
8 Kent Street, Bronte
Holy Trinity Church, Kingsford
12 Redmyre Road, Strathfield

Before achieving fame and fortune overseas, The Bee Gees cut their teeth in the entertainment industry as children on Brisbane television. To further the careers of Barry, and twins Robin and Maurice as the boys became young men, the Gibb family moved to Sydney in January 1963 and lived there until January 1967 when they sailed to Britain aboard the SS Fairsky. During their stay in Sydney, the family moved around a lot. Their first home was 23 Colin Street, Lakemba, where they set up a rehearsal room and mock TV-studio under the house. The Bee Gees first recording session took place at Festival Records' studio at 52 Harris Street, Pyrmont in January 1963. Their first single (The Battle of the Blue and the Grey) was released on 22nd March 1963 and was the first occasion they used the name "The Bee Gees".


The brothers Gibb

By March 1964 the Gibb family was living at 8 Kent Street, Bronte. Within six months they had relocated to Middle Cove and a few months later they moved again, this time to neighbouring Castlecrag. By now the Gibb brothers, still waiting for their big break, were casual workers at the Automagic Carwash on New South Head Road, Edgecliff, next to Abe Saffron's Lodge 44 Motel. Over the next year they lived in Fenton Street, Maroubra and then for a short while at Strathfield (12 Redmyre Road) not far from their first Sydney home in Lakemba. During their time at Maroubra, Barry and his first wife, Maureen Bates, were married at the Holy Trinity Church, Kingsford, on 22nd August 1966.

202 Victoria Street, Kings Cross
The former home of Juanita Nielsen (right), leader of a residents action group who were defending their homes against high rise development, who mysteriously disappeared on 4th July 1975.

4 Burleigh Street, Burwood
The family home of George, Malcolm and Angus Young, the sons of Scottish migrants who went on to become leading lights in rock music. George formed a band called the Easybeats with others of his age who he met while living at the Villawood Migrant Hostel. His younger brothers Malcolm and Angus later formed AC/DC.

181 Birriga Road, Bellevue Hil
The bungalow in the rear yard of 181 Birriga Road, Bellevue Hill, is where British comedian Tony Hancock ended his life on 25th June 1968.


Gough Whitlam

32 Albert Street, Cabramatta
Where former Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, lived. It was here that Whitlam held his victory party when he won the 1972 Federal Election.

155 Darling Point Road, Darling Point
Poet Dorothea McKellar lived at 155 Darling Point Road, Darling Point, until her death in 1968.

96 Glenmore Road, Paddington
99 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst Famous Australian poet Mary Gilmore lived at various addresses in Sydney's eastern suburbs. In 1916 she resided at 96 Glenmore Road, Paddington. Between 1928 and 1933 she had a flat at 129 Phillip Street, Sydney. From 1933 until her death in 1962, age 97, she lived in a flat at 99 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst.

Curzon Hall, Agincourt Road, Marsfield
The home of Harry Smith, a well known businessman who invented and patented a kerosene lamp and established and ran Jenolan Caves House for ten years around the turn of the 20th century.

63 Hassall street, Parramatta
Hambledon Cottage, 63 Hassall street, Parramatta was built in 1824 as the home of Penelope Lucas, governess to Gov. Macquarie's daughters.

25 Short Street, Balmain
54 Terry Street, Balmain

Governor General, Sir John Kerr (1974-77) lived at 25 Short Street and 54 Terry Street, Balmain. He was the son of a Mort's Dock boilermaker. Sir William McKell's father worked with Kerr's father at Mort's Dock. McKell became Premier of NSW and later Governor-General of Australia. Scottish born colonial architect James Barnet (1827-1904) lived all his Australian years in Glebe (Derwent Street in 1865) and Forest Lodge (Braeside, now demolished).

Nucote, 5 Wallaringa Avenue, Neutral Bay
he home of May Gibbs, creator, illustrator and author of the famous Snugglepot & Cuddlepie classics of Australian children's literature (right), to whose memory this home is dedicated.

Cnr Roslyn Street and Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross
Painter William Dobell lived above the ANZ Bank at cnr of Roslyn Street and Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross.

85 Louisa Road, Birchgrove
Playwright David Williamson lived at 85 Louisa Road, Birchgrove, between 1987 and 1996.

18 Beattie Street, Balmain
16- 14 Nelson Road, Lindfield

Prior to becoming Prime Minister of Australia (1915-23), William Morris (Billie) Hughes (1862-1952) operated a store at 16-18 Beattie Street, Balmain. Many Cabinet decisions were made here. Later in life he lived at 14 Nelson Road, Lindfield.

Lila, 90 Abbotsford Road, Strathfield
Built c.1882 for auctioneer William Richards, during 1901-03, Lila  was the residence of William Morris (Billie) Hughes, then a Member of the Federal Parliament but later Prime Minister of Australia 1917-23.

Agincourt, 83 Albert Road, Strathfield
In the late 19th century, Albart Road was known as the Millionaire's Row of Strathfield. Jesmond Nursing Home was once Agincourt  the home of Washington H. Soul [1845-1927], founder of pharmaceutical firm Washington. H. Soul, which merged with Pattinson & Co in 1903 to form Soul Pattinson Chemists. Soul lived at Agincourt  until his death in 1927.

Strathfield Girls High School, Albert Road, Strathfield
Where Strathfield Girls High now stands was once the location of three mansions: Milroy  built in 1886 for George Todman, tobacco merchant and philanthropist, Elwood House  built c.1886 by William Von der Heyde, tobacco merchant and Mayor of Strathfield and Chepstowe  built c.1885 by William Newman, shoe manufacturer and partner in David Jones & Co.

Corfu, 113 Albert Road, Strathfield
This two storey face brick Federation house was once the home of Frank Gaxieu, a leading bookmaker and his son John, the official starter of the Australian Jockey Club.

Waratah, 37 Homebush Road, Strathfield
Arnottholme, 65-67 Albert Road, Strathfield

Waratah was built for founder of Arnott s Biscuits, William Arnott, in 1900. It was later the site of the Branxton School  run by the Thompson sisters. At No. 65

65, 67 Albert Road, Strathfield
67, on the north side of Albert Road, Strathfield, is Arnottholme  built in 1900 for William Arnott upon his retirement from Arnott s Biscuits. At this time, Arnott s were planning to move their factory from Newcastle to Sydney as their business expanded. Despite the death of William Arnott in 1901, Arnott s selected Homebush to build their factory and most members of this family moved to Strathfield. Arnottholme  is now the Department of Education and Training Centre and has been known variously as Lodore , Carthona  and St Audries .

Tuxedo, 87-89 Albert Road, Strathfield
Tuxedo was built c.1889 by Joseph Falk, merchant and importer. Sir Samuel Hordern [1876-1956], Chairman of retailer Anthony Hordern s and President of the Royal Agricultural Society, lived at Tuxedo  from 1900 to 1914. The Hordern Pavilion at the Fox Studios [former Sydney Showground] is named after him. Tuxedo  for many years was a boarding house named Albert House .

Australian Catholic University, Barker Road, Strathfield
Mount Royal, one of the most significant historic properties in Strathfield that is heritage listed and classified by the National Trust, is part of Australian Catholic University. Sir George Reid, Prime Minister of Australia [1903-04] and Premier of NSW [1894-99], lived at Mount Royal [1901-03]. Mount Royal was designed by architect Harry Chambers Kent in 1886 and built for John Hinchcliff, woolbroker and Mayor of Strathfield [1890 & 1892]. Mount Royal was purchased by the Christian Brothers in 1906 and is now part of the Australian Catholic University.

Brockby Lodge, cnr Victoria St and Homebush Road, Strathfield
This Arts and Crafts mansion, was designed by architect A L Buchannan in 1923 for Harold Arnott, member of the biscuit manufacturing family. The design of Brockby Lodge  was inspired by English architect C F Voysey and is listed by the Royal Institute of Architects as a significant building of the Twentieth Century.

Balnagowan, 15 17 Wakeford Road, Strathfield
Built 1915 for solicitor Wallace Arnott, managing director of Arnott s Biscuits.

Tusmore, 12-14 Kingsland Road, Strathfield
A classic Californian Bungalow, Tusmore was built in 1926 for William Coote, of Angus & Coote jewellers.

Cheriton, 18 Kingsland Road, Strathfield
Built in 1918 for Dr Reginald Whiteman and his wife Gladys, daughter of George Todman [1849-1924], founder of British-Australian Tobacco Company [now WD and HO Wills]. It was later the home of Frederick Peters, founder of Peters Ice Cream. Peters was an American who established the ice cream industry in Australia. He renamed the house Ashtenaw , where he lived until his death in 1937.

Hatherley, later Birnam Wood, Victoria Street, Strathfield
This home was built in 1884 for solicitor John Booth Jones and was later the home of Col. John Maclean Arnott. Arnott subdivided part of the grounds as the Hatherley Estate  in 1913, which created Victoria St. Between 1914 and 1916, five mansions were built on the south side Victoria St for wealthy businessmen, which occupied the entire south side of the street.

77 Stanhope Street, Lindfield
The family home of the Swains whose Swain's Booksellers and Stationers traded at 123 Pitt Street, Sydney for over 70 years until the 1960s. An arched sandstone bridge which takes the driveway to the property over Shot Machine Creek was built from stone cut from the banks of The Tank Stream during excavations for their Pitt Street store.


Rockend

Rockend, Punt Road, Gladesville
Built in 1836 as an inn on the Gt. North Road, Banjo Paterson's restaurant was the home of the grandmother of Australian poet, Banjo Paterson. He lived here while he attended a school nearby from 1874. In later life, Paterson had a flat at 13 Bond Street, Sydney, the site of which is now part of Australia Square. It was here that he wrote his famous poems The Man From Ironbark, The Geebung Polo Club and A Bush Christening. Between 1903 and 1908, he lived at West Hall, 135 Queen Street, Woollahra.

70 Alice Street, Rose Hill
The stone cottage Elizabeth Farm at 70 Alice Street, Rose Hill, was built in 1793 by pioneer farmer, John Macarthur. His wife lived here for many years.

Abbotsford House, Abbotsford
21, 26 and 30 Euroka Street, North Sydney
62 Church Street, Balmain

Abbotsford House, Abbotsford is where poet Henry Lawson died, 9th September 1922, age 55. During his lifetime, Lawson lived in numerous homes around Sydney. They include a number of houses in Market Street, Naremburn (near a cave now in Bicentennial Reserve where he used to write his verse) - Numbers 21, 26 and 30 Euroka Street, North Sydney, and 62 Church Street, Balmain, where he resided between 1896 and 1901.

Springfort, 108 Redmyre Road, Strathfield
Designed by architect George Sydney Jones and built in 1894 for Alexander Troup, an accountant, Springfort was later the home of Arthur Royce Lysaght of Lysaght Brothers & Co Ltd, [wire, iron and steel manufacturers], now BHP Steel.

29 Cottenham Avenue, Kensington
Roy Rene, better known as Mo, one of Australia's most loved comedians of the 1940s, lived at 29 Cottenham Avenue, Kensington.

120 Bent Street, Sydney
The site of the home of Isaac Nicholas, Australia's first postmaster, who was appointed to the position in 1809 by the Colonial Administrator, Colonel William Paterson. Nicholas, who operated the office out of his home, was an emancipist who had been transported to New South Wales for stealing a donkey.

Cranbrook, Bellevue Hill
Brewing magnate Sir Robert Tooth lived at Cranbrook, Bellevue Hill.


Experimental Farm Cottage

9 Ruse Street, Parramatta
Known as the Experimental Farm Cottage, the colonial farmhouse at 9 Ruse Street, Parramatta was the home of Australia's first land grantee, ex-convict and First Fleeter James Ruse. It was called Experimental Farm because it was used by Gov. Phillip to calculate how long it would take a pioneer farming family to become self sufficient.

McDonald's, George Street (opposite Strand Arcade), Sydney
This is the only McDonald's in the world which occupies a building that was formerly a bank. It was constructed as a bank in 1910 and was converted to a McDonald's family restaurant in 1979. Ironically, the site's tenants in the 1870s was a company called Hamburger Bros. & Co.

Freshwater Surf Club, Manly
Home to the surfboard of Duke Kahanamoku, who visited Sydney and introduced Australians to surfing in 1915.Surveyor General Sir Thomas Mitchell (1792-855) and later, tea merchant, Phillip Bushel lived at Carthona, Darling Point.

Mamre, Mamre Road, St Marys
The property where Rev Samuel Marsden developed his superior merino stock.

92 Curlewis Street, Bondi
A garage at 92 Curlewis Street, Bondi once housed the business of "Gelignite" Jack Murray, a popular rally driver of the 1950s and 60s and multi winner of the Round Australia car races called the Redex Trials.

75 Dunross Road, Woodford
he childhood home of Pioneer Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935). Between 1909 and 1915, when he went off to war as a teenager, he lived at 75 Dunois Street, Longueville.

Landmark Parkroyal Hotel, Macleay Street, Potts Point
The former Landmark Parkroyal Hotel in Macleay Street, Potts Point occupies the site of the Chevron Hotel where singer Marianne Faithfull, who was staying on the 13th floor with boyfriend Mick Jagger, attempted suicide in 1969. Jagger was in Australia starring in the lead role of the 1970 film., Ned Kelly.

12 Onslow Road, Kings Cross
2 Billyard Avenue, Elizabeth Bay
16 Macleay Street, Potts Point
18 Billyard Avenue, Potts Point

Poet and journalist Kenneth Slessor spent most of his life in and around Kings Cross. In 1931 and 1931 he lived at 12 Onslow Road; between 1931 and 1935 he lived at 2 Billyard Avenue, Elizabeth Bay; in 1935 he moved to 16 Macleay Street, Potts Point; in 1944 and 1945 he lived at Onslow Gardens and then moved to 18 Billyard Avenue until 1962.

Reibeycroft, Gorricks Lane, Freeman's Reach
This property was built by pioneer businesswoman Mary Reiby on a property acquired by her husband in 1803.

12 Bridge Street, Sydney
Artist Norman Lindsay, who resided in the Blue Mountains, had a studio on the 2nd floor of 12 Bridge Street from 1934 until 1956.

187 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
The Great Synagogue (completed 1878) at 187 Elizabeth Street, Sydney is acknowledged as the finest work of architect Thomas Rowe who also designed the Sydney Hospital. This Jewish synagogue features wrought iron gates, carved porch columns of Pyrmont sandstone and panelled ceilings decorated with tiny gold leaf stars which symbolise God's command at creation "Let there be light". Ex-boxer and Whitlam Government minister, Tom Uren lived at 40 Pashley Street, Balmain.

Hobartville, Segenhoe Place, Windsor
Samuel Cox, who built the first road across the Blue Mountains in 1816, lived at Hobartville, Segenhoe Place, Windsor.


83 Moncur Street, Woollahra

83 Moncur Street, Woollahra
The block of flats around which the Australian TV soap opera, Number 96, revolved. It aired on Australian television between 1972 and 1978.

1 Jubilee Place, Balmain
The winged keel which helped win the Americas Cup for Australia in 1983 was handcrafted at 1 Jubilee Place, Balmain.

58 Wunulla Road, Pt. Piper
Pioneer aviator Lawrence Hargraves lived at 58 Wunulla Road, Pt. Piper.

16 Rickard Street, Five Dock
Loosely based on the cult Carl Reiner comedy feature Where's Poppa?, Mother and Son starred veteran actress Ruth Cracknell played the ageing Maggie Beare; an independent and determined woman gradually becoming senile but who has, nevertheless, retained a difficult stubbornness and shrewd manipulative streak. The set of the Beare family home was at the ABC Studios at Gore Hill, Sydney. Externals of the house and street were filmed in Rickard Street, Five Dock.

TV Soap Home and Away
The Beachside Diner in the TV Soap Home and Away is at Fishermans Beach in Collaroy, half an hour south of Palm Beach off Anzac Avenue. It houses a Surf Rescue base and also the Long Reef Visitor's Room, which opens on a regular basis to provide information and guided walks around the Long Reef reserve.

12 and 80 Wentworth Avenue, Vaucluse
House numbers 12 and 80 Wentworth Avenue, Vaucluse, are unique in that they have fully functioning lightghouses in their front gardens. The light at No. 80 Wentworth Avenue Vaucluse (right) gives ships that have entered the Harbour a guide as to the line of the eastern channel of Port Jackson south from inside The Heads. The light is located to the east of Parsley Bay and lines up with the Vaucluse Bay Rear Light located on the hill beyond it at No. 12 Wentworth Road, Vaucluse. The lights are 8 metres high and run on mains electricity.

Blues Point Tower, North Sydney
Over the years, the iconic Blues Point Tower has had more than its fair share of celebrity tenants, the most famous being Rupert Murdoch during the 1960s. Gwen Meredith (writer of the enduring radio series Blue Hills) also had an apartment in the building, and the artist Lloyd Rees would often visit a friend's apartment from which he'd make sketches of the harbour. A clandestine meeting between the Pakistani money lender Tirath Khemlani and the minister for minerals and energy Rex Connor, during the infamous loans affair which plagued the Whitlam government, is said to have taken place there in 1975.

17 Pembroke Street, Ashfield
P. L. Travers (1899 1996), author of five volumes of Mary Poppins stories, boarded at Normanhurst School in Ashfield beginning in 1912 and later lived with her mother and younger sisters at 17 Pembroke Street, Ashfield. Daphne Akhurst (1903 1933), five times Australian Open tennis champion, was also educated at Normanhurst School.

5 Sutherland Road, North Parramatta
Was the childhood home of Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer, test captain and sports commentator.

Cnr Ewart Street and Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill
John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007, spent a few years of his early childhood in Dulwich Hill. His father, Lyall Howard, owned a service station on the corner of Ewart Street and Wardell Road. John worked there as a boy, helping his father out.

Bidura, Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Was the home built by the noted colonial architect Edmund Blacket for his family. Built in 1857, the house may have been influenced by the design of the nearby Toxteth Park.

Cnr The Crescent and Victoria Road, Balmain
For 25 years from 1971 to just before her death in 1996, one of Sydney's true characters, Beatrice ("Beattie") Bush, sold papers to passing motorists at the junction of The Crescent (City West Link) and Victoria Road, Balmain. Every morning in all weather, wearing Balmain Tigers socks and running shoes, Beatrice was part of the drive to work for thousands of motorists.
The 1984 song The White Bay Paper Seller by Judy Small was written about Beatrice. The 1986 painting Beatrice the Paper-Seller of the White Bay Intersection by Susan Dorothea White shows Beatrice Bush running between the cars and trucks, selling newspapers in the rain. Her newspaper trolley, hat, gloves and other clothing items are held in the Powerhouse Museum collection in Sydney.

Concord Repatriation Hospital
Concord Repatriation Hospital is where murderer Ronald Ryan was booked was arrested on 6th January 1966 by Ray "Kicker" Kelly after a tipoff. Ryan and fellow Pentridge escapee Peter Walker thought they were meeting two nurses on a blind date - one was Kelly's favourite female cop, Del Fricker.

Glenalvon, Lithgow Street, Campbelltown
Where Dr. Mawson, brother of Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson, lived.

163 Greenwich Road, Greenwich
Was built as the home of a local builder, John Beencke, in 1878. Beencke built the local Congregational church, many of the fine homes of the Lower North Shore and the footbridge across Berry Creek in Greendale Park which bears his name.

Chester Street, Epping
At the foot of a cliff at the southern end of York Street, Epping, in the backyard of a house in Chester Street is a rock overhang which bushranger John Donohoe aka The Wild Colonial Boy used as a hideout.

79 Edward Street, Bondi
In 1960, Bondi resident Bazil Thorne won the lottery. Five weeks later his son was kidnapped and then murdered. A crime which caused massive shock at the time and gathered huge publicity, the Graeme Thorne kidnapping was the first known kidnapping for ransom in Australian history. The Thorne family lived at a flat at 79 Edward Street, Bondi.

Anglican Press building, Queen Street, Chippendale
The Anglican Press building in Queen Street Chippendale was the scene of a great Sydney newspaper punch-up in June 1960. Acting on orders from their father, a gang of men led by Kerry and Clyde Packer tried to occupy the Anglican Press plant. Operator Francis James called Rupert Murdoch who sent heavies to toss the Packers out on their ears. St Ignatius College, Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview Former attendees of St Ignatius College, Riverview include Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott; former NSW Premier, Nick Greiner; former Lend Lease CEO David Higgins; art critic, Robert Hughes.

179 Broughton Street, Kings Cross
Remembered as Australia's favourite witch, eccentric artist Rosaleen Norton (1917-1979) lived with poet Gavin Greelees lived at 179 Broughton Street, Kings Cross, in the 1950s.

The Towers, Forsythe Street, Belmore
Retailer David Jones lived at The Towers, Forsythe Street, Belmore.

47 Duncan St, Arncliffe
124 Wilson St, Carlton

In the mid 1960s Warren Morton ran Disc Record Studios from 47 Duncan St, Arncliffe & 124 Wilson St, Carlton. During the day, he recorded religious programmes for radio. On weekends and evenings he sold studio time to you musicians as Ossie Byrne did at his St Clair Studio up the road.

1a Wyuna Road, Point Piper
Originally the stables of Woollahra House.

117 Darling Street, Balmain
Premier of NSW, Neville Wran grew up at a terrace house at 117 Darling Street, Balmain.

Sir Henry Parkes

12b Grafton Street, Balmain
Addington, 813 Victoria Road, Ryde
Kenilworth, Johnston Street, Annandale

Known affectionately as the Father of Federation, Sir Henry Parkes lived in at a variety of locations throughout his years in Australia. He lived at Hampton Villa, 12b Grafton Street, Balmain in 1849. Werrington Park, Gt. Western Highway, Werrington, was his home between 1860 and 1871. He lived at Addington, 813 Victoria Road, Ryde, in 1880. Towards the end of his life he lived in. He died of natural causes while living there on 27th April 1896.

87 Birchgrove Road, Balmain
Olympic swimmer Dawn Fraser lived at 87 Birchgrove Road, Balmain. Not far away is the swimming pool named in her honour. Located at Elkington Park, it is here that the asthmatic Dawn started swimming to help her with her breathing. She went on to become one of Australia's greatest swimmers, winning Olympic gold at three consecutive Olympic Games, 1956 (Melbourne), 1960 (Rome) and 1964 (Tokyo).

40 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Astor Macleay Executive Apartments at 40 Macleay Street, Potts Point, was formerly the Sheraton Hotel. It was here that The Beatles stayed during their Australian tour in 1964, taking over the whole top floor for a week.

124 Chelmsford Street, Newtown
In the 1860s, poet Henry Kendall lived at 124 Chelmsford Street, Newtown.

155 Darling Point Road, Darling Point
Dorothea Mackeller, whose "A Sunburnt Country" is perhaps the most well known poem about Australia, lived at 155 Darling Point Road, Darling Point.

17 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross
The site of the home of David Scott Mitchell, the benefactor of the Mitchell Library.

Astor Apartments, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Completed 1923, was an early attempt to popularise the concept of high density inner city living. Stylish and Elegant, it became one of Sydney's most sought after addresses, its owner/occupants over the years including Dame Edith Walker and author and actor Barry Humphries.

185 Parramatta Road, Haberfield
The property "Yasmar" at 185 Parramatta Road, Haberfield, was the home of Joseph Grace (1859 1931), founder of Grace Brothers department stores.

48 Arthur Street, Ashfield
Mei Quong Tart (1850 1903), prominent Sydney businessman, tea house owner and acting consul to Imperial Chinese government in late 19th century; lived in Gallop House at 48 Arthur Street, Ashfield.

Shubra Hall, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Croydon
Anthony Hordern (1819 1876), shopping magnate, built and lived at Shubra Hall, now part of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Croydon.

111 Regent Street, Chippendale
The Blackmarket Cafe at 111 Regent Street, Chippendale, was synonymous with the sleaze of the Hellfire Club, but in 1997, three senior members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, including national president Michael Kulakowski and sergeant-at-arms Sasha Milenkovic were shot dead in the basement. The Bandidos tried to buy the building. It's now a Cafe furniture showroom.


Eveleigh Railyard Locomotive Shop

Eveleigh Railyards, Redfern
In 1914 Eveleigh Railyards at Redfern was the site of the first heist in Australia to use a getaway car. Thieves Samuel "Jewey" Freeman and Ernest "Shiner" Ryan were responsible. Six decades later, "Jockey" Smith was pinched casing the same payroll.

22 Prince Edward St, Gladesville
Underworld king Lennie McPherson's home from the end of World War II until he was gaoled in the mid-1990s was 22 Prince Edward St, Gladesville. Sergeant Ray Briddick, a police prosecutor at Central, lived next door.

8 The Parapet, Castlecrag
American born architect Walter Burley Griffin, who moved to Australia in the 1930s and designed Canberra, Griffith, NSW and Castlecrag, lived at 8 The Parapet, Castlecrag, with his wife Marion.

Wilkinson House, cnr Forbes and St. Peter's Street, Darlinghurst A flat in Gwydr Flats, now known as Wilkinson House, cnr Forbes and St. Peter's Street, Darlinghurst, was the home of writer Katherine Susannah Pritchard between 1943 and 1946.

1 Werona Street, Lindfield
The home of Australian author Ethel Turner. She wrote her famous novel Seven Little Australians while living here in 1893. As an 11 years old she lived at 465 Oxford Street, Paddington. In her 20s she resided at 45 Georgina Street, Newtown. She later lived at 17 Warringah Road, Mosman.

Schools and Colleges

Congregation of Christian Brothers, St. Leo's Catholic College, Wahroonga
Actor Mel Gibson was educated here after moving with him family from New York to the Sydney suburb of West Pymble in 1968 when Mel was 12 years old. Olympic Swimmer Shane Gould also grew up in West Pymble; singer Johnny O'Keefe lived in West Pymble as does ex Australian Rugby Team captain Stirling Mortlock.


Hugh Jackman

Pymble Public School, Crown Road, Pymble
This primary school was attendee by Hugh Jackman, before attended the all-boys Knox Grammar School as a teenager. At the time, Jackman lived at nearby Wahroonga, which was also home to fellow actor, Adam Garcia; architect, artist and author William Hardy Wilson and musician Richard Clapton. Other notable residents include footballer Nicholas Fitzgerald and Australian quiz champion, Martin Flood.

Barker College, 91 Pacific Highway, Hornsby
Former attendees at this secondary school include Mike Carlton (journalist and former 2UE broadcaster); former (Rugby) Wallabys Richard Harry, Ben Darwin and Glenn Eisenhauer - former Wallaby; Midnight Oil lead singer and ALP MP Peter Garrett; former Telstra chairman and 5-time CEO, Bob Mansfield; Immigration Minister and Attorney General in Howard years, Philip Ruddock; Kerry Packer s former head of ACP Magazines, Richard Walsh.

Cranbrook School, Bellevue Hill
Former attendees of Cranbrook School include failed entrepreneur, Rodney Adler; Wizard Home Loans' boss, Mark Bouros; CEO of Channel Nine and Kerry Packer s godson, David Gyngell; Olympics Minister turned construction consultant, Michael Knight; billionaire heir and Scientologist, James Packer; founder of failed One-tel, Jodee Rich; Sir Laurence Street, son of Sir Kenneth Street and the 14th Chief Justice of New South Wales.

Knox Grammar School, Pacific Hwy, Wahroonga
Former attendees of Knox Grammar School include Liberal member for Parramatta, Ross Cameron; journalist, rugby player author, Peter Fitzsimons; actors John Howard, Reg Livermore, Hugo Weaving and Hugh Jackman; SMH Literary Editor, a dux of the school, Malcolm Knox; former radio start John Laws; Federal Finance Minister; Nick Minchin; former politicians Ian Sinclair and E Gough Whitlam; Royal Commissioner Justice James Wood; Wood Royal Commission subject, Justice David Yeldham.
Former attendees of Newington College include cartoonist Patrick Cook; Champion Wallaby halfback and captain Nick Farr-Jones; Strathfield Plaza massacre (1991) perpetrator, Wade Frankum; former CEO Challenger International, Bill Ireland; Host of Lateline (ABC TV), Tony Jones; Wallaby (Rugby) Phil Kearns; former CEO of Channel 9, now running Seven, David Leckie; chairman of Soul Pattinson, Robert Millner; The King of Tonga, HM King Taufa ahau Tupou IV; Soul Pattinson director and NSW Planning Minister, Robert Webster.

Ravenswood School for Girls, 1B Cecil Street, Gordon
Former attendees of Ravenswood School for Girls include SMH columnist and daughter of Bruce Baird, Federal MP, Julia Baird; Reserve Bank director, Jillian Broadbent; James Hardie Chairman, Meredith Hellicar; PM s daughter, Melanie Howard; Dani from Home and Away, Tammin Sursok.

St Catherine's School, 26 Albion Street, Waverley
Former attendees of St Catherine s School, Waverley. include second wife of the late Sir Roden Cutler, former Governor of NSW, Joan Edith Goodwin; legendary opera singer, Dame Joan Sutherland.



Sydney C of E Girls  Grammar (SCEGGS), 215 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst
Former attendees of Sydney C of E Girls  Grammar School include Film director Gillian Armstrong; biographer and the second Mrs. Bob Hawke, Blanche D Alpuget; professional director, former head of NSW State Super, Elizabeth Bryan; champion swimmer, social worker and Mrs. Gough Whitlam, Margaret Elaine Dovey; Lawyer, International Criminal Tribunal; Rebecca Graham; actress Claudia Karvan; MC and comedienne Julie McCrossin; first wife of the late Sir Roden Cutler, former Governor of NSW, Helen Gray Annetta Morris; ABC Playschool presenter, Karen Pang; Liberal senator and former Health Minister, Senator Kay Patterson; CEO of Westpac in New Zealand, Ann Sherry; comedian, therapist and Mrs. Billy Connolly, Pamela Stephenson; TV and film director, Kate Woods.

Sydney C of E Grammar School (Shore), Blue Street, North Sydney
Former attendees of Sydney C of E Grammar School include rugby players Alistair Baxter and Phil Waugh; Hollywood playboy, Errol Flynn; former PM, John Gorton; tennis legend, John Newcombe; Chris Taylor from The Chaser team.


Baz Luhrmann

Sydney Grammar School, College Street, Darlinghurst
Former attendees of Sydney Grammar School include Aristocrat founder Len Ainsworth (and sons and grandson); Head Boy  who went on to be PM, Edmund Barton; veteran 60 Minutes reporter, Richard Carleton; champion swimmer and Olympian, Andrew Boy  Charlton; NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, Nick Cowdery; Coca-Cola chairman, Australia Council chairman and investment banker David Gonski; Lord Mayor of Sydney, Sir David Griffin; High Court judge, Bill Gummow QC; the first man on television and father of current Nine CEO David Gyngell, Bruce Gyngell; Midnight Oil drummer, Rob Hirst; veteran Leighton Holdings CEO, Wal King; film director, Baz Luhrman; PM William Billy  MacMahon and his son Julian; Alistair Mackerras (taught at the school and later became the first old boy headmaster); Conductor and brother of Alistair and Malcolm, Sir Charles Mackerras; former chief justice of the High Court, Sir Anthony Mason; poet/writer, Banjo Paterson; Justice and Chancellor of Sydney University, Justice Kim Santow; politician Malcolm Turnbull (and son); 10th Chief Justice of New South Wales, Sir Kenneth Street.

The Kings School, Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta
Former attendees of The King's School include Deputy PM, John Anderson; comedian Doug Anthony; MLC NSW Democrats, Dr. Arthur Chesterfield-Evans; Wallaby (Rugby) Stirling Mortlock.

The Scots College, Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill
Former attendees of The Scots College include Wallaby (Rugby) Tom Bowman; Wallaby rugby coaches Dave Brockhoff, Dr. John Solomon, Daryl Harberecht; Australian cricketer, former Chairman of the Australian Cricket Board, Alan Crompton; Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr. Peter Jensen; NSW Governor, Admiral Sir David Martin; Industrialist, Sir Roderick Miller; NSW Deputy Premier and National Party Leader Wal Murray; movie director Peter Weir; artist Brett Whiteley.

Trinity Grammar School, 119 Prospect Road, Summer Hill
Former attendees of Trinity Grammar School include Adelaide radio personality Jeremy Cordeaux; ABC journalist Peter George; celebrity motoring journalist, Peter Wherett; late theatre director, Richard Wherett.
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