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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
  • 5 Politics
  • 6 Local events
    and culture
  • 6.1 Live music
  • 6.2 Newtown Festival
  • 6.3 Newtown Jets
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    Newtown postcode 2042 is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

    Local events and culture
    Live music

    Newtown has traditionally been a hub for live entertainment. Throughout the 1990s it was particularly known as a centre for indie rock, with the suburb both home to many musicians and several live venues. In the late nineties it boasted a handful of venues: Goldmans / Newtown RSL, The Globe, Feedback and The Sandringham -- all of which had closed by the late 1990s due to noise complaints or other factors. However since the new millennium, the suburb has enjoyed a renaissance with the return of live music to The Sandringham (dubbed by regulars as "The Sando"), the re-opening of the former Newtown RSL (now taken over by Petersham RSL Club) under the name of @Newtown, the opening of the intimate venue The Vanguard, and the continuing popularity of the lyric-sized Enmore Theatre. The film Garage Days directed by Alex Proyas was based on a fictional indie rock band located in Newtown. The ABC television drama, Love Is A Four Letter Word, starring musician-actor Peter Fenton and featuring live bands each episode, was mainly shot at the Courthouse Hotel in Australia Street.

    Newtown Festival

    The Newtown Festival is a community festival of music, events, workshops, and stalls which has been held annually since 1981. Held in Camperdown Memorial Park adjacent to St. Stephens Church, it features free live music, market stalls, food and drink from many local restaurants and cafés, and other entertainment, and always draws a large crowd. The purpose of the Festival is to raise funds for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, an association which provides services to the aged, people with disabilities, people from non-English speaking backgrounds and people on low incomes.


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