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  • 1 Geography
  • 2 History
  • 2.1 Early years
  • 2.2 Early 20th century
  • 2.3 1970s
  • 2.4 1980s and later
  • 3 Population statistics
  • 4 Transport
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    Newtown postcode 2042 is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

    Early 20th century to 1970s

    Although it prospered in the late 1800s, during the first half of the 20th century, and especially during The Depression, the area became increasingly run down, with wealthy Sydneysiders preferring to settle in newer and more prestigious areas like Strathfield, Burwood, the North Shore and the eastern suburbs. Like many now-prestigious inner-city Sydney suburbs such as Glebe and Paddington, Newtown was for many years regarded as little better than a slum. In the postwar period, the low rents and house prices attracted newly-arrived European migrants, and Newtown's population changed radically, becoming home to a sizeable migrant community comprising Greeks, Italians, Lebanese and many other nationalities. Many of these families opened and ran restaurants, cafes, milk bars, grocery stores and other business along King Street. In recent years, as the families aged, many of these longstanding postwar businesses have closed and the shops have been sold or redeveloped, with property values increasing astronomically over the last twenty years. In 1949, Newtown was incorporated into the City of Sydney. A controversial redistribution of local government boundaries by the state Liberal government of Sir Robert Askin in 1968 saw part of Newtown placed under Marrickville Council. Because of its proximity to Sydney University and the city, the comparatively low rents, and the availability of a wide range of cafes, pubs and restaurants, Newtown began to attract university students in the 1960s and 1970s. The area became one of the major centres for student share-households in Sydney and it became a mecca for many young people who had grown up in the relatively staid atmosphere of Sydney's outer suburbs.


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