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Darlinghurst Name Origin
Darlinghurst is named in honour of Elizabeth Darling, wife of Governor Ralph Darling, with 'hurst' being an old English word for a wooded area. It was originally called Henrietta Town.
Darlinghurst Settlement History
Settlement of the area dates primarily from 1836. Growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Gentrification and urban renewal took place from the 1990s. The population increased from the mid 1990s, with the greatest growth between 2001 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.
Major features of the area include St Vincent’s Hospital (including Sacred Heart Hospice and Caritas Centre), St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Australian Museum, School of Visual Art, National Art School, Sydney Grammar School, The University of Notre Dame Australia (Darlinghurst Campus), University of Tasmania (Darlinghurst Campus), Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney Jewish Museum, Darlinghurst Court House, Green Park, Albert Sloss Reserve, Arthur Reserve, Rosebank Park, Womerah Gardens, SCEGGS Darlinghurst School and Darlinghurst Public School.