Granville covers the suburbs of Clyde, Camellia, Harris Park, Rose Hill, Guildford, Merrylands, from Alice Street Granville in the north, south to the Pipe Line near Chesterhill west to the railway line at Merrylands and east to Duck River.
About Traditional owners
The Granville area has been occupied by the Burramattagal people, a clan of Darug speaking people, who lived along the upper reaches of the Parramatta River. Barramattagal is thought to be derived from the Aboriginal word "place where the eels lie down".
Exploration & Settlement
Captin Hunter made a trip to Granville in the closing days of January 1788 but due to dense undergrowth on Duck River he returned from whence he came. Granville started to prosper in 1855 with the arrival of the First Train
Granville was named after the Earl of Granville George Leveson Gower
The Society will conduct a photographic exhibition in the Granville Town Hall 18th January 2012.
Granville Rail Disaster
18 January 1977
Eighty three people perished when the 6.09am from Mt Victoria derailed and smashed into Granville's 170 tonne Bold Street Bridge, which crashed on to the train's third and fourth carriages.
May they rest in peace