Stanmore is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia 5.5 kilometres inner-west of the Sydney central business district. It is part of the local government area of Inner West Council.
Stanmore was named by a prosperous saddler, John Jones, who purchased land in 1835 where Newington College now stands and called it the Stanmore Estate. Jones named it after his birthplace of Stanmore,now a north west suburb of London. Land in the present Stanmore area was first allocated to colonial officers by Governor Phillip between 1793 and 1810. Thomas Rowley owned Kingston Farm which occupied the eastern half of Stanmore and much of Newtown, and a portion of George Johnston's Annandale Farm estate covered the area south of Parramatta Road containing Annandale House built in 1799 on the hill between Macaulay and Albany Roads. It was from here where Johnston marched with his troops to Castle Hill on 5 March 1804 to quell the convict revolt and where he rode on 26 January 1808 to arrest Governor Bligh during the Rum Rebellion. The first Norfolk pines on the Australian mainland were planted along the line of Percival Road, leading to Parramatta Road by Lt Colonel George Johnston.
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Olympia Milk Bar Reviews
A piece of history loved by so many locals who wanted to remember the area the way it used to be. Until last November, it was one of the few remaining milk bars left in Sydney and as so many have... more »
Nice man behind counter when he warms up to you , just takes a little bit of a chat. very UNUSUAL PLACE AS IT IS LIKE A TIME MACHINE BACK TO THE 50'S, full of history. The milk bar is in its original.... more »
Save the milk bar. Been there once. Such a blast from the past with the old fashioned service. The posters are amazing. 5 stars for this old chook.
This place has been in business since my mother was a 10 year old girl that used to get a milkshake after going to the "Rolla Rink" that used to be just up the road...she is now 60 :P
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