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Woolloomooloo Real Estate Snapshot

  • Suburb: Woolloomooloo
  • Postcode: 2011
  • Population:3,038
  • Municipality: City Of Sydney Council

Woolloomooloo is one of the longest suburb names in Australia with a long history to match.

Its ancient Aboriginal name may derive from the word, Wallamullah, meaning place of plenty, or wal-mala, meaning a burial ground.

Aborigines have inhabited the area continuously for over 40,000 years.

The general area was a low-lying farm in the eighteenth century after John Palmer, a First Fleeter, was granted a 100 acre grant in 1793. As Colonial Commissary he was responsible for handling all government stores and public accounts. The area was then called Palmer’s Cove and was a fine farm of grazing, orchards and boat building, with Mr Palmer’s reputation for lavish entertaining spread colony-wide.

The original high water mark shoreline then extended 200 metres further south from today\'s wharf to where 85 Bourke Street now is, despite a small 2 metre tidal differential.

The area was sub-divided in the 1840s and sold to Mr Riley, after whom Riley Street is named, and then totally transformed with a large general cargo and fishing wharf built in the 1860s, which also permanently reclaimed low-lying tidal land.

A prominent Fish Market dominated the landscape as the public purchased fresh fish from catches brought ashore daily.

By 1882 Woolloomooloo was one of the most popular and distinct divisions within the city. Tightly packed streets with modest workers\' cottages were interspersed between some earlier mansions. However, the area gradually declined after the severe economic depression of the 1890s and into the first half of the twentieth century.

In 1915 a massive Finger Wharf, 400 m long and 63 m wide, and now the largest remaining timber pile wharf in the world, re-affirmed the area’s maritime roots. Principally designed for exporting wool cargo it was also later used by the Royal Australian Navy, for post-war immigrant arrivals and ship liners.

A 1987 government scheme to demolish it met with a virulent political campaign to adaptively re-use it: today it’s a glamorous hotel with exclusive, individual marine villa apartments built above the water and overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Many original industrial heritage features, including a soaring 41 metre high cathedral roof, massive hardwood beams and wool bale elevators add to its rich character and texture.

Woolloomooloo\'s recent renaissance is based on retention of its collection of 19th century sandstone cottages, layered with heritage hotels, yachts, outdoor dining and waterfront promenades on the cusp of the city centre.

Sold Properties: WOOLLOOMOOLOO

Address Suburb Sold Date Bed Bath Car Sale Price
139 Dowling Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Jun, 2017 4 3 2 $2,210,000 View Property
309/88 Crown Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Feb, 2017 2 2 1 $1,625,000 View Property
143 Brougham Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Feb, 2017 5 3 1 $3,250,000 View Property
234 Dowling Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Oct, 2016 3 3 2 $3,700,000 View Property
80 Brougham Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Aug, 2016 3 2 2 $2,650,000 View Property
5/137 Forbes Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Feb, 2016 1 1 1 $637,750 View Property
2 Kidmans Terrace WOOLLOOMOOLOO Dec, 2015 2 1 0 $850,000 View Property
13/57 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO Oct, 2015 2 1 1 $1,050,000 View Property
9/173 Cathedral Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Sep, 2015 0 1 1 $490,000 View Property
202/200 William Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Aug, 2015 1 1 1 $810,000 View Property
401/200 William Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO May, 2015 2 2 1 $1,500,000 View Property
18/173-175 Cathedral Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Feb, 2015 0 1 1 $505,000 View Property
19/67 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO Nov, 2014 2 2 1 $950,000 View Property
10/95 Palmer Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Oct, 2014 2 1 0 $737,000 View Property
47/67 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO Sep, 2014 2 2 2 $1,200,000 View Property
61/19 Forbes Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Aug, 2014 0 1 0 $221,000 View Property
29/67 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO May, 2014 2 2 1 $821,000 View Property
46/19 Forbes Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Mar, 2014 0 1 0 $197,000 View Property
18/67 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO Sep, 2013 1 1 1 $550,000 View Property
434/6 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO Jul, 2013 2 2 1 $1,100,000 View Property

Leased Properties: WOOLLOOMOOLOO

Address Suburb Leased Date Bed Bath Car Lease Price
2/1 Robinson Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO May, 2017 0 1 0 $460 pw View Property
22/67 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO May, 2017 2 2 1 $775 pw View Property
23/19-23 Forbes Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Mar, 2017 0 1 0 $345 pw View Property
204/65 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO Mar, 2017 2 2 1 $1,150 pw View Property
346/6 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO Jan, 2017 1 1 0 $580 pw View Property
39/67 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO Jan, 2017 1 1 1 $725 pw View Property
217/88 Dowling Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Dec, 2016 0 1 0 $440 pw View Property
2/1 Robinson Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Nov, 2016 0 1 0 $460 pw View Property
234 Dowling Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Nov, 2016 3 3 2 $2,800 pw View Property
106 McElhone Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Oct, 2016 2 1 1 $680 pw View Property
81/19-23 Forbes Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Oct, 2016 1 1 1 $370 pw View Property
217/88 Dowling Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Aug, 2016 0 1 0 $440 pw View Property
12/128 Cathedral Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Jul, 2016 1 1 0 $400 pw View Property
3/1 Robinson Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO May, 2016 1 1 0 $550 pw View Property
512/63 Crown Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO May, 2016 1 1 1 $670 pw View Property
204/65 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO May, 2016 2 2 1 $1,180 pw View Property
106/19-23 Forbes Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO May, 2016 1 1 1 $480 pw View Property
23/19-23 Forbes Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Apr, 2016 0 1 0 $330 pw View Property
93 Brougham Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Apr, 2016 2 2 1 $700 pw View Property
2/1 Robinson Street WOOLLOOMOOLOO Feb, 2016 1 1 0 $480 pw View Property