The historic inner city of Sydney suburb, Camperdown, is home to Sydney University, Camperdown Cemetery and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Despite its lack of high-rise buildings, it has a large population and due to its location just west of the city, a lot of flow through traffic as well as trains, served by Newtown and Redfern train stations.
The main part of the suburb was part of an original land grant to Governor Bligh. Today, most of the residents are students at Sydney University, with many of the homes being single storey terraces, as well as Victorian homes.
Built between 1854 and the 1920s, the University of Sydney’s Main Quadrangle was done in a mediaeval gothic revival style, similar to that of Cambridge and Oxford. It and the surrounding buildings were designed by Sir Edmund Thomas Blacket, Australian architect.
The landmark clock tower is located over the front entrance to the cloister. Gargoyles adorn the building and there are elaborate leadlight stained windows.
The Great Hall (on the right of the photo) and also designed by Sir Edmund Thomas Blacket, is situated at the north end and opened on 18 July 1859. He designed other notable buildings in Sydney, including St. Paul’s College and the improvements at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney.
Getting to the University of Sydney - Take train to Redfern train station (see Sydney City Centre trains CBD) and a ten minute walk to the university campus. City buses - take routes 412, 413, 435, 436, 437, 438, 440, 461, 480 from either George St. or Railway Square.
Map showing Newtown, next to Darlington, where Sydney University main campus is situated Greater Sydney Surrounds Map.
You can find Sydney hotels in the city and surrounding suburbs including Darling Harbour - luxury hotels to beachside apartments, backpacker hostels and bed & breakfasts.
Main Photo: University of Sydney Quadrangle
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Photo: Historic Camperdown Cemetery
Photo: Victoria Park, Camperdown