Bradbury, New South Wales

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Bradbury
SydneyNew South Wales
BradburyNSWShops.jpg
Bradbury shopping centre
Population 8,738 (2011)[1]
Established 1969
Postcode(s) 2560
Location 54 km (34 mi) south-west of Sydney
LGA(s) City of Campbelltown
State electorate(s) Campbelltown
Federal Division(s) Macarthur
Suburbs around Bradbury:
Campbelltown Campbelltown Campbelltown
Ambarvale Bradbury Airds
Rosemeadow St Helens Park St Helens Park

Bradbury is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Bradbury is located 54 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown and is part of the Macarthur region.

The suburb features many areas of greenery with native trees characterising most streets. Many streets are home to a range of native trees. Most of the street names in the suburb are after types of trees such as Bottlebrush Avenue, Jacaranda Avenue, Stringybark Place and Ash Place.

History[edit]

Bradbury was previously known as Sherwood Hills and is one of the more established suburbs of Campbelltown, with large-scale residential development beginning in the 1960s. It was named after William Bradbury, a local innkeeper in the 1820s and 30s. The area surrounding Manooka Reserve (beside The Parkway) was originally called Manooka Estate, but became part of Bradbury in the 1970s.[2]

Bradbury is said to be the location where Fisher's ghost (Frederick Fisher) appeared on a bridge post, to indicate where his body lay. The name of the creek that runs through the suburb is called Fishers Ghost Creek.

People[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 8,738 residents in Bradbury. In Bradbury, 72.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common othercountries of birth were England 4.5%, New Zealand 2.6%, South Africa 1.2%, Fiji 1.0% and Samoa 0.8%. In Bradbury 80.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 2.4%, Samoan 1.7% and Spanish 1.2%. The most common responses for religion in Bradbury were Catholic 28.4%, Anglican 24.8%, No Religion 14.1%, Islam 4.0% and Uniting Church 3.0%.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Samuel Rouen (born 1988) - Winner Of The Biggest Loser (Australia) 2008[3]
  • Cherylyn Barnes (born 1956) - YouTube Personality [4]

Sport and recreation[edit]

Bradbury features a swimming complex called Bradbury Pools - which includes one large outdoor Olympic sized swimming pool, a children's wading pool, and two indoor pools (one heated, and one regular). Also in the suburb are several ovals, which support the local Rugby League team- Campbelltown Collegians and cricket team- Bradbury for both matches and training.

Transport[edit]

Busabout runs a bus service through the area, chiefly with the route numbers 885 and 886.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bradbury (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of Bradbury". Campbelltown City Council. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  3. ^ "Sam seeks `loser' tag". Campbelltown & Macarthur Advertiser. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/user/CherylynBarnes

Coordinates: 34°05′14″S 150°48′59″E / 34.08734°S 150.81626°E / -34.08734; 150.81626