Peninsular suburb south-west of central Sydney which was quarried for its sandstone and later became a working-class enclave, now gentrified.
Pyrmontby Shirley Fitzgerald, 2008
Home to the Gommerigal people until the 1830s, Pyrmont peninsula remained undeveloped until the 1840s despite its proximity to Sydney Town. Quarrying the Pyrmont sandstone became a major industry, changing the natural features of the place. Wharves, factories and haulage provided work for the people who moved in, until the industry moved out, and another transformation began in the 1980s.