Eastwood is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Eastwood is located 17 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central concern district in the local doling out areas of the City of Ryde and the City of Parramatta. Eastwood is in the Northern Sydney region.
Originally thought to have been inhabited by the Wallumedegal Aboriginal tribe, who lived in the area between the Lane Cove and Parramatta Rivers, the area was first approved by Europeans suddenly after the beginning of the First Fleet in 1788, from estate grants to Royal Marines and NSW Corps, and was named “Eastwood” by an to the lead Irish clear settler, William Rutledge. Today it is a large suburban centre in the north of Sydney of higher than 14,000 people, with a large shopping area. Eastwood has a large population of Asian descent following immigrants from China transforming the personal ad precinct in the following decade.
Eastwood is well-known for the Granny Smith apple, accidentally first grown in the suburb by Maria Ann Smith. Every October, the oval and cordoned-off streets become the grounds for the annual Granny Smith Festival, a celebration of the icon past fairground rides, market stalls, street theatres, parades, an apple-baking competition and a fireworks spectacular at the Upper Eastwood Oval. In recent years the festival has been influenced by the substantial Asian immigrant communities, with Chinese dragon dancers in the Grand Parade and Chinese stallholders. During the same period, Eastwood’s annual Chinese New Year Celebrations have broadened their fascination by incorporating concurrent Korean New Year traditions, and have accordingly been renamed the Lunar New Year Festivities.