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Fairfield

Fairfield is a suburb located in western Sydney; about 30 kilometres from the city’s CBD. The suburb serves as the administrative centre for the local government area of the City of Fairfield. Additionally, the suburb is located right in the heart of the Cumberland Plain.

The suburb’s history can be traced back to the presence of Aboriginal communities, more specifically from the Gandangara tribe. This community lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of white settlers.

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In the early 19th century, a land grant of 100 acres was given to one of the soldiers arriving at the colony. Over the years, the region got different names, ranging from Castel Paul to Mark Lodge and finally Fairfield House.

Transport services in the suburb are provided at the Fairfield Railway Station. The station was opened in 1856 and is home to the oldest railway building in the state. Trains run from the suburb to surrounding suburbs for an easy connection. What’s more, there is a crucial bus interchange close to the train station, making it easy for locals and visitors to get around.

One of the most amazing things about this suburb is its great cultural diversity, with more than half of Fairfield’s population comprises of people born in other countries (a large percentage of these from non-English speaking nations). This suburb is a melting pot for Iraqis and Assyrians. It is little wonder therefore that it is often described as ‘Little Iraq’ or ‘Little Assyria’.

As a result of these influences, most of the entertainment, dining and shopping spots are tailored to cater to the community around. Most of the establishments sell just about everything from jewellery to food to clothes.

Sample kebabs from Abuali’s Kebabs or get a for kebab, pizza or pide from Mustii’s. Explore Peruvian cuisine at Misky Cravings Restaurant or opt for an array of dishes from Summer House. Wind up with a visit at the award-winning Fairfield City Museum that showcases the best of the community’s art scene.

Fairfield is a vibrant suburb whose culture and heritage makes it worthwhile. Click on the link below to find the best accommodation options in Fairfield.

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