Sydney, New South Wales
|Population:||6,043 (2011 Census)|
|LGA:||City of Canterbury|
"........There is a business centre here consisting of sixteen shops, one garage and one Hotel. It is a prosperous business section. This part of the locality is approximately mid-way between Belmore and Enfield. It is known as Belfield"..... - the name derived from its position between the two suburbs mentioned, Belmore and Enfield.
The Department of Lands advised that it had no objection to the use of the name "Belfield" and approval was subsequently given for the establishment of a non-official post office.
The official boundaries for Belfield were gazetted during August 1993 together with all other suburbs in the Canterbury Local Government Area.
War Service Homes Precinct, Belfied 1921
The distinctive features include rough-cast walls, verandah posts with lattice decoration, six-paned windows, low-pitched roof, and timber gable with wooden decoration. In War Service Homes Commission developments, the streets were often named after war themes, such as sites of battles, training camps etc. For example, the street originally called Wattle Street was renamed Bazentin, after a village near Pozieres on the Somme Battlefield in France. Because of their architectural affinity and historical context, the precinct is one of Canterbury's most interesting heritage assets.
Prepared by Canterbury City Library Brian Madden, Lesley Muir, Historical Office of the Postmaster-General's Department and Canterbury City Council
Australia's first Pizza Hut opened in Belfield in April 1970, but closed in the late 1990s.
The Suburbs of our Municipality: how and when they were named. In: Canterbury & District Historical Society Journal Series 2, No. 2 p.30