Chipping Norton, New South Wales

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This article is about the suburb of Sydney, Australia. For the town in the UK after which it was named, see Chipping Norton.
Chipping Norton
SydneyNew South Wales
Chipping Norton Lake.JPG
Chipping Norton Lake
Population 8,837 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2170
Location 27 km (17 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Liverpool
State electorate(s) Holsworthy
Federal Division(s) Hughes
Suburbs around Chipping Norton:
Warwick Farm Lansvale Georges Hall
Warwick Farm Chipping Norton Bankstown Airport
Moorebank Moorebank Milperra

Chipping Norton is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Chipping Norton is 27 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Liverpool and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Aboriginal culture[edit]

There are two traditional custodians of the Chipping Norton Lake area – the Tharawal people, which inhabited the southern side of the Georges River, and the Darug people to the north and west of the River.

European settlement[edit]

Thomas Moore was granted waterfront land that is now part of the park. 'The Homestead' within the reserve grounds was built in the 1880s. The town was named for Chipping Norton in England.

Chipping Norton Post Office opened on 1 September 1920 and closed in 1974.[2]

As farming activities declined, the rich topsoil and underlying sand was mined. After 20 years of mining, the riverbanks were packed with dangerous pits and eroded banks. In 1977 the Chipping Norton Lakes Authority was set up to rehabilitate the area into parkland.

Population[edit]

At the 2011 census, there were 8,837 residents in Chipping Norton. The most common ancestries in Chipping Norton were Australian 20.6%, English 16.1%, Italian 7.1%, Greek 5.5% and Lebanese 4.7%. In Chipping Norton 57.5% of people only spoke English at home, compared to the national average of 76.8%. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 7.1%, Vietnamese 5.9%, Greek 5.5%, Italian 3.3% and Cantonese 2.1%.[1]

Sport and recreation[edit]

Main articles: Chipping Norton Lake and Lake Moore

Chipping Norton Lake and Lake Moore are the main recreational centres of Chipping Norton. They feature parks, walkways, BBQ machines and scenery. There are many other parks across the suburb.

Schools[edit]

Chipping Norton has four schools. They are Chipping Norton Public School, Newbridge Heights Public School, Moorebank High School and St Joseph's Catholic School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Chipping Norton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°54′40″S 150°57′32″E / 33.911°S 150.959°E / -33.911; 150.959