Melrose Park

Melrose Park is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Melrose Park is located 17 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the City of Ryde and is part of the Northern Suburbs area. Melrose Park sits on the northern bank of the Parramatta River.


Aboriginal culture

The Wallumedegal Aboriginal tribe lived in the area between the Lane Cove River and Parramatta River, which was known as Walumetta.

European settlement

Melrose Park was the name of the large housing estate here established in 1937. Melrose Park is named in honour of aviator Charles James Melrose (1913-1936). He held a number of flying records, was the only solo flyer to finish the Melbourne Centenary Air Race in 1934 and helped in the unsuccessful search for Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. He died when his plane broke up in turbulence on a charter flight from Darwin to Melbourne. Streets in the suburb also recall other aviators such as Sir Alan Cobham, Jean Batten and Amy Johnson.[2]

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  • Suburb:Melrose Park
  • Postcode:2114
  • Municipality:City of Ryde