Pagewood, New South Wales
Pagewood is a suburb
The word suburb mostly refers to a residential area, either existing as part of a city or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city . Some suburbs have a degree of administrative autonomy, and most have lower population density than inner city neighborhoods...

 in south-eastern
South-eastern Sydney
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Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. As of June 2010, the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people...

, in the state of New South Wales
New South Wales
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, Australia
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. Pagewood is located 8 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district
Sydney central business district
The Sydney central business district is the main commercial centre of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It extends southwards for about 3 kilometres from Sydney Cove, the point of first European settlement. Its north–south axis runs from Circular Quay in the north to Central railway station in...

 and is part of the City of Botany Bay
City of Botany Bay
The City of Botany Bay is a Local Government Area in south eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It encompasses the suburbs to the north of Botany Bay, such as Botany. The administrative centre is located at Mascot, which is 7 km south of the Sydney central business...


Pagewood has a mixture of residential and industrial areas.


Pagewood was originally planned as a garden suburb, similar to neighbouring Daceyville
Daceyville, New South Wales
Daceyville is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Daceyville is located 7 km southeast of the Sydney central business district and is part of the City of Botany Bay....

. However, it was developed to provide housing after World War I
World War I
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 when there was a shortage of land. The new suburb began developing in 1919 as an estate called Monash Gardens. The suburb was named Pagewood in 1929 to honour Alderman F.J. Page of Botany Council.

National Studios was opened in 1935 and for nearly thirty years, Australian and British cinema was produced here. During the 1950s, the site was bought by General Motors Holden, which operated a car manufacturing plant until 1981.

In 1960, the council considered changing the suburb name to East Botany. Residents battled to retain the name, particularly since Botany
Botany, New South Wales
Botany is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Botany is located 10 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the City of Botany Bay....

 was becoming an industrial area, while Pagewood retained its identity as a mainly residential area.

Westfield Eastgardens
Westfield Eastgardens
Westfield Eastgardens is a shopping centre that is located in the suburb of Eastgardens in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The centre was the largest shopping centre in Australia when it opened in September 1987. The centre is owned by the Terrace Tower Group but operated and managed on a long...

 shopping centre in Wentworth Avenue was built in the northern part of the suburb on the old Pagewood Bus Depot and part of the former site of the General Motors Holden car manufacturing plant (and totally on the old National Film Studios) and opened in 1987. The remainder of the site was sold to W.D. & H.O. Wills
W.D. & H.O. Wills
W.D. & H.O. Wills was a British tobacco importer and cigarette manufacturer formed in Bristol, England. It was one of the founding companies of Imperial Tobacco.-History:...

. Eastgardens, which covers the area around the shopping centre, was officially declared a separate suburb in 1999.

The Pagewood hotel is the local Hotel that holds badge draws on Wednesday and raffles on Thursday regularly attended by local celebrity and rock and roll stunt man Anthony "Dodgey" Doyle.

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