In the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, lies a beachside suburb Maroubra. It is named as the largest suburb in the City of Randwick in both size and population. The history of the area is better to be explained in three era’s 1800s, 1900s, and 200s.
- In 1800s, the area was a local Aboriginal where the first house was built in by Humphrey McKeon in the year 1861. It came into limelight on 6 May 1898 when the Hereward, an iron ship was found shipwrecked at the northern end of Maroubra beach.
- In 1900s, the major residential development started in the area when a real estate developer Herbert Dudley subdivided the land into residential blocks.
- In 2000s, Maroubra was named as one of the suburbs involved in the Cronulla Riots. In 2006, Maroubra beach became second in Australia to be named as a National Surfing Reserve.
Maroubra Junction is the main shopping areas of the suburb along with Pacific Square Shopping Centre, which has a distinctive outdoor eating area, Coles and Aldi supermarkets and Glamabags and many other specialty stores. Apart from this, there are also many shopping districts in the areas surrounding Maroubra Beach.
The South Maroubra Shopping Village also known as “The Village,” is also another hot spot in the area. It is home to many well known stores like a late night Pharmacy, Woolworths Supermarket and famous Sands Hotel.
Maroubra Beach stretches around 1km on Maroubra Bay. There are two surf clubs at this beach including that of Maroubra Surf Live Saving Club and South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club. It also has a few parklands. The most popular one is called Arthur Byrne Reserve. Heffron Park, on Fitzgerald Avenue and Bunnerong Road and Robey Street, is also a large park in the region also having Des Renford Aquatic Centre, having indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, sports fields and parklands.
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Few hotels in Maroubra
The Glasshouse Hotel