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This collection contains a selection of archives relating to Newtown. It includes some information that was formerly on the Newtown Project website.
Responsibility for Newtown is divided between the City of Sydney (which manages the records of the ormer Newtown Municipal Council) and Inner West Council. See the Historical Atlas Council Boundaries for the streets included in the City of Sydney boundaries.
Newtown's main road, King Street, was one of the first suburban shopping destinations outside the Sydney CBD. The suburb has a diverse and unique community. The major shopping strips along King Street and Enmore Road contain a unique variety of shops, restaurants and pubs which showcase this vibrant and diverse culture.
See the Sydney Aldermen database (search on 'Newtown') for prominent Newtown aldermen and councillors. For example, Lilian Fowler, who was elected the first female alderman in NSW in 1928 and Mayor of Newtown in 1938.
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A report on the cultural significance of Little Queen Street, North Newtown, in the City of South Sy