Yearning, longing and the remaking of Camden's identity: the myths and reality of 'a country town idyll'
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Conference Paper presented at the 2007 Australian Historical Association Regional Conference Engaging Histories at the University of New England, Armidale, 23-26 September 2007
In May 2007 the headline on the front page of the Macarthur Chronicle screamed 'Home Invasion'. The report warned that The rural landscape surrounding Camden will be engulfed by suburbia when the construction starts on the Oran Park and Turner Rd precincts early next year. More than 30,000 will occupy 11,500 homes in the two precincts, which form part of the South West Growth Centre. By 2030 Camden will be surrounded by new suburbs consisting of up to 181,000 homes as dense as some of Sydney's most populated areas.