Published in 1912 to coincide with the Jubilee of Newtown, this history is a wonderful record of the progress of the town from just a few settlers in 1862 to one of the most wealthy suburbs of Sydney in 1912.
Consisting of 200 pages, and numerous photographs of local identities, groups and public buildings, the book is divided into several sections:
- the history of the Newtown Council and its mayors
- the Jubilee year – the present council (with biographies of each member), the fire brigade, the brass band, the police, the ambulance and transport brigade, the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind Institution, the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
- Friendly Societies and other Lodges (Loyal St John’s Lodge, Court Newtown Unity, William Gane Lodge, Schomberg Lodge, Loyal Progress Lodge, Court Southern Cross, Loyal Victoria Lodge, United Ancient Order of Druids Prince Alfred Lodge, United Friendly Societies Dispensary, and Masonic Lodge Progress)
- Churches (St Stephens, Newtown Congregational, Newtown Baptist, Sydney City Mission, Newtown Methodist, St Peter’s Methodist, Enmore Tabernacle, Christ Church Enmore, St Enoch's Presbyterian, Camden College, and St Joseph's Roman Catholic)
- Schools (Newtown Superior Public School, Newtown North Public School, Enmore Superior Public School, and Camdenville Superior Public School)
- Sporting groups (Victoria Park Bowling Club. Athletics, Billiards, Boxing, Church Sports, Cricket, Football, Pigeon Racing, School Sports, Swimming)
- Recollections of Newtown
- Notable residents, institutions and places
- Prominent businessmen (includes one business woman)
- Newtown Jubilee Committee
- Commercial Newtown – the leading business suburb of Sydney, includes a history of the many businesses in the suburb
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.