Public Art in North Ryde
North Ryde is a suburb about 15km north west of Sydney's CBD. Its claim to fame is it's one of
Australia's major business hubs and is also home to Macquarie University. The area was originally known by its
Aboriginal name Wallumatta, but was later renamed after a popular business 'Ryde Store', which operated around the
1840s. The owner, Mr G.M.Pope had named it after his birthplace in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, UK. Prior to World
War II the area remained pretty much rural but after the state government purchased and subdivided the land it
boomed in the 1950s and 60s.