Meadowbank Public School

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Whitton

Meadowbank classes have been named after notable people and places in Ryde’s early history.

WHITTON - John Whitton was the chief engineer of the NSW Railway 1857 – 1890. The railway bridge over the Parramatta River at Ryde was named after him as he organised the construction. John Whitton was known as the Father of the N.S.W. railways. There is a bust of him at Central Railway Station, Sydney. 


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