Edensor Park, New South Wales
Wat Prayortkeo Dhammayanaram Buddhist temple
|Location||38 km (24 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Fairfield|
|Federal Division(s)||Fowler, McMahon|
Edensor Park is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Edensor Park is located 38 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Fairfield. It is mainly a residential area, which mainly consists of the middle social class. Edensor Park is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
John Brown Bossley (1810-1872) came to Australia around 1838 and practised as a chemist in Sydney. Bossley built an English styled farmhouse on his land near Clear Paddock Creek. He called the property Edensor, after a village near Chatsworth in Derbyshire, England. This established the name Edensor Park after Edensor House. Edensor Park and its surrounding suburbs was a rural area until the 1970s, when it was developed into a residential settlement. Edensor Park belonged to the Prospect County Council, before its amalgamation into Fairfield City Council.
Edensor Park is a mainly residential suburb served by a local shopping centre, Edensor Park Plaza.
Edensor Park is served by two primary schools Edensor Park Public School and Governor Philip King Public School and three high schools outside the suburb.
Sport and recreation
Edensor Park has a number of recreation areas including Angle Vale Reserve, Allambie Reserve and Bosnjak Park. It is also home to the Sydney United Sports Centre, home of the Croatian backed football (soccer) team, Sydney United, which was once a member of the now defunct Australian National Soccer League (NSL) and currently plays in the New South Wales Premier League.
Another local sporting team is the CVD Edensor Park Cobras Junior Rugby League Football Club, who play in the Parramatta Junior Rugby League Association and use Bosnjak Park as their home ground. Edensor Park is also home to the Nineveh Club, the first Assyrian social club to be built in Australia. The club was constructed in the early 70s using ancient Assyrian features and is distinguished by two winged bulls at the entrance.
Edensor Park residents are culturally diverse, with ethnic backgrounds from the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Just over half of people were born outside of Australia, with the top countries of birth being Iraq 10.3%, Vietnam 7.6%, Italy 3.1%, Croatia 2.9% and Cambodia 2.3%. In Edensor Park 30.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Vietnamese 11.1%, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 8.2%, Arabic 6.2%, Italian 5.9% and Croatian 5.7%. The most common responses for religion in Edensor Park were Catholic 49.1%, Buddhism 15.5% and Eastern Orthodox 6.0%.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Edensor Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
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