Dolls Point, New South Wales

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Dolls Point
SydneyNew South Wales
Dolls Point, Sydney.jpg
Cook Park, Dolls Point
Population 1,784 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2219
Location 17 km (11 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Rockdale
State electorate(s) Rockdale
Federal Division(s) Barton
Suburbs around Dolls Point:
Sans Souci Sans Souci
Sans Souci Dolls Point Botany Bay
Sans Souci Sandringham

Dolls Point is a small suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Dolls Point is located 17 km south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Dolls Point is in the local government area of the City of Rockdale.

Dolls Point takes its name from the geographical formation on Botany Bay. Cook Park runs along the eastern border and the beach stretches from Dolls Point to Sandringham Bay. Dolls Point is a quiet residential suburb that has managed to maintain an uncluttered landscape. Its village feel makes it a family friendly neighbourhood. It is home to fine sailing, water views and abundant parkland.

A small group of shops is located at the intersection of Clareville Avenue and Russell Avenue, on the border with Sans Souci and Sandringham. It includes Sans Souci Library, Dolls Point petrol station, grocery shop, liquor shop, chemist, hairdresser, take-away shops and a café.

History[edit]

Dolls Point was originally a deserted landscape, which was considered uninhabitable. The origins of the name are unclear but legend has it that it was named for an escaped convict who took shelter in the dire landscape to hide from the authorities.[2]

The area between Cooks River and Georges River was originally known as Seven Mile Beach. It was changed to Lady Robinson’s Beach in 1874 to honour the wife of Governor Sir Hercules Robinson. Cook Park is named after Samuel Cook who advocated it as a public pleasure area.

Historic Primrose House became the Royal South Sydney Community Health Centre.

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 1,784 residents in Dolls Point. 39.5% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being Greece 3.9%, China 2.9%, New Zealand 2.7%, England 2.4% and Egypt 2.2%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 58.0% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 11.6%, Arabic 4.1%, Spanish 3.1%, Macedonian 2.4% and Mandarin 2.3%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 29.1%, Orthodox 17.5% and Anglican 13.6%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dolls Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 240

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Coordinates: 33°59′38″S 151°08′35″E / 33.99386°S 151.14301°E / -33.99386; 151.14301