Charing Cross, New South Wales

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Robin Hood Hotel, an example of the Art Deco style
Charing Cross Hotel, also in the Art Deco style

Charing Cross is a locality in eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Charing Cross is part of the suburb of Waverley and is situated at the intersection of Bronte Road and Carrington Road. The name is used to describe this intersection and the short shopping strip extending to the east along Bronte Road, and is used as a reference point for the homes and schools located around it.

Brief History[edit]

The locality originally called Madden's Corner, was named after Charing Cross, London, England by Waverley Council on 6 September 1859.[1][2]

Charing Cross was once planned by the council to be the commercial and retail centre of Waverley. It was a much more significant shopping area prior to the rise in importance of Bondi Junction. It fell into decline with shops ` closing. However, the recent increase of interest in Charing Cross is reflecting the gentrification of the area with the moving in of up-market clothing and gourmet food stores and restaurants.

Sport and Recreation[edit]

Charing Cross is represented in one of the most popular sporting competitions across Australia, the National Rugby League competition, by the local team the Sydney Roosters, officially the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club (ESDRLFC). St Charles Junior Rugby League Club, one of the junior clubs in the Roosters Juniors, is also based near Charing Cross.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charing Cross Hotel: a brief history" (PDF). Waverley Council. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 266