Bensville, New South Wales

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Bensville
Central CoastNew South Wales
Population 2,817 (2006 census)[citation needed]
 • Density 1,410/km2 (3,650/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2251
Area 2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Gosford
Parish Kincumber
State electorate(s) Terrigal
Federal Division(s) Robertson
Suburbs around Bensville:
Kincumber South Kincumber South Macmasters Beach
Empire Bay Bensville Macmasters Beach
Empire Bay Bouddi Bouddi

Bensville is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the City of Gosford local government area.

The main section of Bensville is centred on Kallaroo Road, and consists of a small park, video store, cafe, general store and hairdressers. A small combination of shops have recently been added in 2005. There is a small wharf located at the end of Kallaroo Road, which is a popular local fishing spot.

History[edit]

Bensville is named after a pioneer of the area, Benjamin Davis. His father had been a school teacher at Kincumber and Davistown is named after his family. Benjamin started a shipbuilding business around 1850 and also owned 1,000 acres (4.05 km2) of land there. When a post office was opened, it was named Bensville, in honour of the pioneer.

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Coordinates: 33°29′55″S 151°23′05″E / 33.49861°S 151.38472°E / -33.49861; 151.38472