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Rowing on Cooks River, Earlwood, ca 1890s.
The first known use of the name Earlwood, or at least a close version of it, was when Mrs Jane Earl subdivided her land before she sold it in 1884. "The Earlewood Estate" was used as the name of the property when it was surveyed to bring it under Torrens Title later that year. Most of this land was re-subdivided in 1905. This appears to explain the origin of the name, but over the years, there have been a number of suggestions as to how Earlwood got its name. Read more...

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