Suburbs of the Ryde Area

Cooper’s Tank Works: a droplet of Ryde’s history.

By Lucy Cooper

Cooper’s Tank Works and the adjoining Coo-ee Cottage stood on 121 Ryedale Road and 1 Terry Road respectively, near West Ryde station, for 85 years, its loud and constant presence built into the landscape of Ryde. This booklet explores the history of not only Cooper’s Tank Works, but the very land it was built upon and its transformation into modern times.


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