Annangrove, New South Wales

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Annangrove
Sydney
Population 1,370 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2156
Location 42 km (26 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) The Hills Shire
State electorate(s) Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s) Mitchell
Suburbs around Annangrove:
Box Hill Maraylya Kenthurst
Nelson Annangrove Kenthurst
Rouse Hill Kellyville Kenthurst

Annangrove is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 42 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of The Hills Shire and part of the Hills District region. [2]

History[edit]

Annangrove is named after Annangrove House, the home of Edward Charles Johnston, a grandson of George Johnston who had received a large grant in present-day Annandale. He had named his house Annandale, after his birthplace Annan in Scotland and his grandson also used the name for his house in this area. Timber cutting was the first industry here and then the land was used for orchards from the 1880s. Edward Johnston bought his land in 1893 from Bennett William Johns. The post office took the Annangrove name from his house when it opened on 16 October 1895,[3] as did the school in 1896.[4]

Places of Worship[edit]

Imam Hasan Centre, one of the only Muslim prayer centres (Hussainia) for Shia Muslims in Sydney, is located in Annangrove.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 1,370 residents in Annangrove. 79.6% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 3.9%, Germany 1.1% and Italy 1.1%. 87.0% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 2.8%, Arabic 1.3% and Greek 0.7%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 40.4%, Anglican 20.9% and No Religion 11.6%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Annangrove (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Gregory's Sydney Street Directory, Gregory's Publishing Company, 2002, Map 187
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008. 
  4. ^ Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon (Angus and Robertson) 1990, p.135

Coordinates: 33°39′09″S 150°56′27″E / 33.65255°S 150.94096°E / -33.65255; 150.94096