Sunday, November 14, 2021



  • Cremorne is a suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, located 6 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of North Sydney Council.
  • Cremorne Junction is a locality within the suburb.
  • Immediately adjacent to the suburb, to the south, is the small residential suburb of Cremorne Point.
  • Cremorne is situated between Mosman and Neutral Bay.
Name origin:
  • Cremorne was named after the Cremorne Gardens in London, a popular pleasure ground in England, which derived its name from the Old Irish words Crích Mugdornd (modern Irish: Críoch Mhúrn), meaning 'boundary' or 'chieftain' of Mugdornd.
  • Cremorne, the Anglicisation of the Gaelic name Críoch Mhúrn, roughly meaning the 'Bounds of Mourne', was a barony in County Monaghan from which an Irish peer, The 1st Viscount Cremorne, took his title. Lord Cremorne gave his name to his London residence in what became the Cremorne Gardens.
  • Other sources claim that rather than referring to a Chieftain, it refers to the territorial area of an ancient tribal group in County Monaghan.
  • The Cremorne Gardens, Sydney, were established on the peninsula leading to Robertson Point in 1856, following the Cremorne Gardens, Melbourne, in 1853, just two of many such developments throughout Australia from the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century.
  • Although the Gardens closed in 1862, they gave their name both to the suburb at their location at Cremorne Point and to the suburb of Cremorne itself to the north.
  • Cremorne is a mainly residential area with its commercial area centred along Military Road, around Cremorne Junction.
  • Cremorne features a historic cinema, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace. In an Art Deco style, it features a Wurlitzer pipe-organ that is played at selected film screenings. Its restoration was undertaken in 1987 by its new owner, television personality Mike Walsh.
  • At the 2016 census, there were 11,227 residents in Cremorne.
  • Cremorne has a number of heritage-listed sites.
  • The Cremorne Point Circuit Walk is an easy 3km foreshore circuit trail following Sydney Harbour foreshore with beautiful views of Mosman Bay, the Harbour and the city skyline. Discover Robertsons Point Lighthouse, Cremorne Reserve and the MacCallum swimming pool, as you wander past picturesque gardens and impressive old mansions, only a short ferry trip away from Circular Quay. The ferry is the best way to get to Cremorne Point.

Some pics of the Cremorne Point Circuit Walk . . .

The Walk – well worth doing, you will not be disappointed.

An example of the beautiful mansions which line the walk in parts.

Cremorne Point

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

Sydney at night from Cremorne Point. From left to right is the Sydney CBD, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Milsons Point.

Willoughby Bay

St Peter's Anglican Church. Cremorne

Dalkeith, Cremorne

Looking east at Cremorne Junction on the corner of Military Rd and Spofforth St,Cremorne,in northern Sydney in 1958.

Peak hour traffic going east on Military Road, Cremorne January 1952

Sydney Harbour from Penshurst (Cremorne) 1907

Vintage postcard Cremorne

Cremorne point wharf kiosk, date unknown but believed to predate construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which was opened in 1832

Cremorne Pleasure Gardens, Cremorne Point, Sydney. 1890s.

Cremorne Wharf, early twentieth century showing tram line and K-class ferry

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