Asquith, New South Wales

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Asquith
SydneyNew South Wales
Suburban Cottage (480853200).jpg
Population 3,474 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2077
Location 26 km (16 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Hornsby Shire
State electorate(s) Hornsby
Federal Division(s) Berowra
Bradfield
Suburbs around Asquith:
Hornsby Heights Mount Colah Mount Colah
Hornsby Asquith North Wahroonga
Hornsby Hornsby Waitara

Asquith is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 26 km north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire. The suburb contains a section of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on its eastern side. It may be considered part of the Hills District, the Upper North Shore, or the Northern Suburbs.

History[edit]

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 on 1 November 1915, in conjunction with land released by R. Halloran & Company. Asquith post office opened on 27 September 1920[2] and Asquith school opened during March 1930.[3]

Wrigley's Chewing Gum factory opened its first Australian office in 1961 in Asquith, and continues to operate from the same site.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 3,474 residents in Asquith. 66.9% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 4.3%, China 2.9% and New Zealand 2.4%. 75.7% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 3.5%, Canotnese 2.9% and Korean 1.6%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 25.7%, Anglican 22.0% and No Religion 21.4%.[4]

Education[edit]

Schools The suburb is home to Asquith Public School which opened in 1930 and is located in Dudley Street and St Patrick's Primary school opened in 1958 and is located in Royston Parade.

Asquith also has two high schools being separate Boys and Girls High Schools. The Boys school is located on the Pacific Highway. The Girls school is located in Stokes Avenue.

Transport[edit]

Asquith railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.

Hornsby maintenance depot, a large train depot, is within the suburb.

Sport[edit]

  • Bowling Club The Bowling club was established in 1950 and is located in Lodge Street Hornsby, next door to Storey Park. The club has three greens for its bowling members. Within the club it has a Chinese restaurant, full bar facilities, poker machines and TAB facilities.
  • Cricket Club The club currently plays in the Hornsby Kuring gai and Hills District Cricket Association Competition. Its home ground is Storey Park in Lodge Street Hornsby. The Club has enjoyed excellent success in the A Grade competition by winning six consecutive premierships during the Summer seasons of 2005/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10, 10/11. The team again made the Grand Final in the season of 2011/12 before losing to West Pennant Hills. The Club caters for Juniors to Adults.
  • Golf Club Asquith Golf Club was officially opened on 18 June 1938. Its layout has changed over the years and currently is a Par 70 layout. It has enjoyed great success within competitions run by the NSW Golf Association. The Club has won the Male Junior Pennant in 1964, the Male Eric Apperley Shield U23 in 1969, 74, 75, and the Mixed Pennant Competition in 1988,89,90,91,97,11.
  • Rugby League The Rugby League club was formed in 1953. The club's home ground is at Storey Park in Lodge Street Hornsby, with the club situated in Alexandria Parade Waitara. The A Grade team is the 2012 Manly Warringah/North Sydney District champions after winning the Grand Final. The Club caters for players from Under 6 to All Age.
  • Soccer The Soccer club was formed in 1969. Its home ground is Asquith Park in Mills Avenue, Asquith. The First Grade team won its first major trophy in the Kuring gai District Soccer Association by taking out the KDSA Cup in 1979. Since then the First Grade team has won the Premier League title a total of six times including a Soccer District record of five consecutively. This being in 2002,03,04,05,06 and then a sixth title in 2009. The club caters for players from Under 6 to All Age.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Asquith (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  3. ^ State Rail Authority of New South Wales Archives Section, How & Why of Station Names: meanings and origins..., Second Edition, 1982, State Rail Authority of New South Wales,
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Asquith (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 33°41′20″S 151°06′18″E / 33.689°S 151.105°E / -33.689; 151.105