Category Archives: History

Leppington – Poised To Boom

The beautiful, rural village of Leppington, situated west of Sydney and south east of Campbelltown on the M5 at Camden Valley Way, is poised to boom! Its history lies in the hands of the local indigenous peoples, the Durag. Leppington … Continue reading

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Hop Into Hoxton Park

Another recently established suburb built on land previously used for farming purposes is Hoxton Park. Situated 38km west of the Sydney CBD and with a population of over 3,600 residents, it is another area with potential for much growth ahead. … Continue reading

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Heard About Horningsea?

Located 39km south west of Sydney is the suburb of Horningsea Park. Horningsea is a recently developed residential area which also includes industrial sites in its eastern boundaries, and is named after an historic estate which was Horningsea Park House. … Continue reading

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Having a Look at Hinchinbrook

If you are checking out the suburbs of Sydney for somewhere to live then this article will leave you more informed about the suburb Hinchinbrook. Relatively new as a residential area, it is 39 kilometres from the CBD in Sydney’s … Continue reading

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Heckenberg in Sydneys South West

Situated in Sydney’s south west, the suburb of Heckenberg can be found 36 kilometres out of the CBD. Part of the city of Liverpool, Heckenberg was named after a pioneering family when they settled there before 1840. If you are … Continue reading

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Hammondville

Hammondville was established in 1933 and named for the founder, Minister Robert Hammondville who created a settlement in 1933, for families who were made destitute by the Great Depression. Thirty one kilometres from the CBD, it is one of Sydney’s … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Glenfield

The name Glenfield was given to the area by a surgeon after a small village near Leicester in England, even though the suburb is not actually located on the original area so named. Because of the proximity to the Glenfield … Continue reading

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Glen Alpine

With a population of over 4,000 residents, Glen Alpine is situated 56km south west of the Sydney CBD. The suburb is named after a home built by a resident back in the early 1800s, which burnt down early in the … Continue reading

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Checking Out Eschol Park

The name of this Sydney suburb is actually a misnomer, the original spelling of the name being changed through confusion and given permanent status by the Geographical Names Board. It was originally spelled Eshcol by the owner of the land … Continue reading

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Checking Out Cartwright

Cartwright, one of the numerous suburbs belonging to the city of Sydney, lies 38km south west of the city’s CBD. Owing to it being established only in 1972 the population is relatively small, with just over 2000 residents living there. … Continue reading

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