Suburb Profiles


Hornsby


Hornsby is derived from a convict turned constable Samuel Henry Horne who took part in capturing Bushrangers in June 1830. In return he was granted land which he named "Hornsby Place."The first Post office opened in 1864The railway came through in September 1886.Hornsby Shire Council was established in 1906.In 1961 The Westfield Group built a shopping Mall at Hornsby.Hornsby is 25 km from the Sydney CBD.The Population at the 2016 Census was 22,168.

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Asquith


Asquith is located 26km north west of the Sydney CBD. Asquith was named in 1915, after the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Herbert Henry Asquith, Earl of Oxford and Asquith. Asquith railway station opened in 1915, in conjuction with the land release.   Asquith prides itself in it's two great high schools, Asquith Girls High School and Asquith Boys High School, and its two primary schools, St Patrick's Catholic Primary School and Asquith Public School. There's always plenty to do inlocale, such as at the large Mills Park tennis Centre, Asquith Sports Club, the Asquith Bowling & Recreations club, and the fabulous Asquith Golf Club.   Asquith's ready access to extensive bushland parks and waterways make it a great retreat, while being conveniently located hust a few minutes away from Hornsby's extensive train and bus interchange, banks, services, Westfield Shopping, light industrial precinct, and Hardware, paing and auto outlets.   Residents find Asquit...

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Berowra


Berowra is a warmly welcoming and tight-knit community with two of the districts four schools, several pre-school and childcare centresand a clutch of shops around allto convenient train station. Berowra, which is and Aboriginal word meaning 'place of many winds', has a country feel to it and is just moments to the modern comforts of a comprehensive shoppiing and services complex in Berowra Heights. Local Primary Schools include Berowra Chistian Community School and Berowra Public School (established in 1894).   George Collingridge was granted 88 acres ( approx 356,000sqm) in 1880 and played a part in having the northern railway line extended, so a station was opened at Berowra in 1887. The train station has recently refurbished and now has parking and a lift. The berowra railway station is serviced by trains from the North Shore line, Newcastl and the Central Coast. It's about 15 minutes to major department stores and iconic provate schools at Hornsby. Berowra has immeidate acc...

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Normanhurst


Normanhurst was originally known as Hornsby, with the Suburb that is now known as Hornsby called Jack's IslandThe Land on which Normanhurst stands was granted to Constable HornePopulation 5,290 at the 2016 Census, 23 Km from Sydney CBD, Area 2.17 sqkms.The Railway station originally known as " Hornsby" opened in November 1895 and was changed by the local community to Normanhurst in 1900

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Turramurra


Turramurra is a suburb on the upper north Shore 17 Km from the Sydney CBD. Turramurra is an aboriginal word meaning " High hill, big hill, high place, or small watercourse"The name was adopted in 1890 when the railway station was built.Population 11,919 as of the 2016 Census, area is 6.13 sqkms. Established in 1822.

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Mount Colah


Mount Colah is in Northern Sydney 29 Km from the Sydney CBDIt was originally known as Colah the first name used by George Caley to describe a Koala Bear.Name changed to Mount Colah in 1906 when Hornsby became a shireFirst Post office was in 1905 and named Colah then changed in 1906It was voted Australia's Best Suburb in 2010Population was 7095 in the 2016 Census.

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