Group 4


From Past
to present

Tucked on a peninsula of Sydney’s Lower North Shore, Greenwich was once home to the Guringai people. They fished in the harbour, hunted the hinterlands and harvested from the surrounding bushland.

In 1834, the first block of land was purchased at Balls Head Bay, now Greenwich. It was five acres and acquired for 28 pounds and 15 shillings. By the late 1800s, the village had a sizeable population with a school, general store, post office, butcher and transport facilities. Life here flourished.


Wandering the leafy streets of Greenwich, it’s easy to see why locals never want to leave. The often-secret suburb has the harbour on its doorstep. Spend the days on scenic bush walks, swimming along the foreshore or sitting down to breakfast at its village cafés.