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 looking at moving to Sydney’s south western suburbs and want to know more details of any, then this article may be for you. Keep reading for more details on the suburb of Heckenberg and to help decide if this is the suburb you would like to call home.
Heckenberg family history.
Casper Theodore Heckenberg was a master mariner who operated ships in the logging trade between Port Stevens and Sydney. His family purchased land in Liverpool and some of his sons became well known for their woodchopping skills. In total there were eight brothers with one sister in the Heckenberg clan and at the turn of the century James William Heckenberg became the Australasian Woodchopping Champion. Heckenberg belonged to the Green Valley housing estate and in 1960 this estate was subdivided.
Education in Heckenberg.
There is one public school in Heckenberg, the Heckenberg Public School, and they proudly state, ‘Our school exists for children.’ Their school spirit is a strong one and the school’s motto is ‘Honour and Work’. The effective teaching and learning practices that the Heckenberg Public School has strived to develop ensures that individual needs are catered for with Student Welfare, Technology, Numeracy and Literacy being strongly focussed on. The community is encouraged to participate in the local school’s activities and they aim to continually improve student learning outcomes. Catering for school years kindergarten to year 6 the Heckenberg Public School welcomes and respects all people of all different backgrounds and offer many different kinds of services to families depending on what they may need.
Population statistics.
The 2006 census showed that the most common occupations found in the suburb of Heckenberg were those such as labourers, trades workers, technicians and machinery operators and drivers. It was found that among the homes that spoke the English language there were also homes whose languages were Vietnamese and Arabic.
Recreation in Heckenberg.
If you think this real estate Liverpool sounds just like the kind of suburb for you then you will be interested to hear there are quite a few parks in the area. If you take a trip to check out Heckenberg then be sure to see Mannix Park and Whitlam Park as they are the main parks in the suburb.
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