Suburb in Sydney's north, originally the Field of Mars Common in the early years of the colony.
Marsfieldby Angela Phippen, 2008
Originally the country of the Wallumedegal, Marsfield is built on part of what became the Field of Mars common, proclaimed in 1804. The common was resumed in the 1870s and sold in the 1880s, when Marsfield was subdivided. The expected tramway was never built, and Marsfield remained semi-rural, with poultry farms and orchards into the 1960s.