Edward Jeffrey (Ted) Floyd

Ted Floyd BScAgr
Post PO Box 83 Balmain 2041

AUSTRALIA

Ted lives in a small one story terrace in Rozelle an inner west suburb of Sydney, Australia. Rozelle is an older suburb of Sydney. The brick terrace house is about 110 years old built in mid 1890,s and is listed on the local Councils heritage list. The house was purchased in 1976.

Current Biography:

Whos Who in the World 2010

FLOYD, EDWARD JEFFREY (TED), environmentalist, researcher; b. Sydney, Aug. 18, 1946; s. Norman James and Ethel Mary (Chapman) F. BScAgr., Sydney U., 1968. Investigation officer Soil Conservation Svc., Wagga Wagga, Australia, 1969‑73; analytical chemist NSW Dept. Mines, Sydney, 1974‑80, U. Sydney, 1981‑83, U. NSW, Sydney, 1984‑91; convenor Friends of the Earth, Sydney, 1992‑98. Author: (brochures) Energy Efficient Housing, 1994, Think Globally, Walk Locally, 1995, Water Is Life, 1996, Soils, Catchments and Creeks, 2007, Creekcare, 2008. Mem.: Australian Soil Sci. Soc. Avocations: hobby farming, city walking. Office: Friends of Earth PO Box 83 Balmain Sydney NSW 2041 Australia Office Phone: 61298108853. Web Site: http://www.ramin.com.au/creekcare., Personal E‑mail:floydej@gmail.com.

A Short autobiography

ROZELLE

The origin of the name of Rozelle is lost in history. Several theories exist and ted believes it is named after an estate in Scotland originally owned by the Hamilton family. Rozelle Park and Rozelle House is now owned by the local County.

ROZELLE

Inner western suburb of Sydney.

Leichhardt Council

Rozelle was a quiet inner Sydney suburb close to the city centre and not too close.  Rozelle was  a working class suburb in the late 1800s where houses were built for the families of hard working men and women who built Callan Park Mental Hospital, wharves and abettors. A small shopping centre grew up at the Darling Street/Victoria Road intersection before 1900.

Victoria Road became a major road linking Central Sydney with the continually growing North Western Suburbs. A tram line ran through Rozelle linking Central Sydney with Balmain and Drummoyne. Many ferries sailed across Sydney Harbour linking Rozelle to Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, North Sydney and many other harbour suburbs. It was common for the residents of Rozelle to walk over the Glebe Island bridge into downtown Sydney.

Rozelle was built before motor cars. There was no sewage and the pan man walked along a maze of dunny lanes. The harbour was very important for transport. Large ocean ships docked at the harbourside wharfs. People caught harbour ferries to travel to work. Water sports were common. Sailing regattas were fun to watch and many great rowers practiced on the calm waters of the bays.

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