Glenmore Park’s journey to today

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These days, Glenmore Park is one of the local area’s busiest suburbs. But the area now dominated by housing once had a very different look…

1912: Not a car in sight

Photo thanks to Penrith City Council
Photo thanks to Penrith City Council


This photograph was taken on the property of Fred Andrews. It was located on the Northern Road, south of the Glenmore Park entrance. The children are from left to right; Phyllis Roots later Phyllis Bewley; Clifford Archie Roots and Vic Andrews. Vic was Phyllis and Archie’s uncle.

1991: A new era dawns in penrith

Photo thanks to Penrith City Library
Photo thanks to Penrith City Library

The view in Glenmore Park looking north west towards Regentville.

1992: New homes on the way

Photo thanks to Penrith City Library
Photo thanks to Penrith City Library


New houses under construction along Jeanette Street, towards Harwood Circuit.

1992: A new suburb takes shape

Photo thanks to Penrith City Library
Photo thanks to Penrith City Library

Construction of houses in Fitzgerald Place back in 1992.

Preserving history

Photo thanks to Penrith City Library
Photo thanks to Penrith City Library

The stone mansion, Regentville, was built by Sir John Jamison, in 1825. In the early 1860’s it was leased by Frederick Bell who opened the house as a private asylum. In 1865 John Shiels leased the property and established a family hotel and guesthouse. Regentville was destroyed by fire in 1869. This area is now part of the Mulgoa Nature Reserve.

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