Hammondville, New South Wales

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Hammondville
SydneyNew South Wales
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Population 3,252 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,710/km2 (4,430/sq mi)
Established 1933
Postcode(s) 2170
Area 1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 31 km (19 mi) SW of Sydney
LGA(s) Liverpool
State electorate(s) Menai
Federal Division(s) Hughes
Suburbs around Hammondville:
Liverpool Moorebank Milperra
Holsworthy Hammondville East Hills
Wattle Grove Voyager Point Pleasure Point

Hammondville is a suburb, in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Hammondville is located 31 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Liverpool.

History[edit]

Hammondville was originally a settlement for destitute families during the Great Depression.[2] It was founded in 1933 by Minister Robert Hammond from St Barnabas at Broadway close to the city centre of Sydney.[3] The Hammondville Post Office opened on 15 April 1935. A Hammondville East Post Office opened on 1 May 1958 and closed in 1983.[4][4]

Population[edit]

At the 2011 census, there were 3,252 residents in Hammondville. The majority of people were born in Australia, with the top other countries of birth being England 3.4%, Fiji 1.6% and New Zealand 1.6%. About a quarter of people spoke a language other than English at home and the most common languages spoken were Greek 2.9%, Arabic 2.7% and Spanish 1.6%.[1]

Recreation[edit]

Hammondville has soccer and football field, netball courts, baseball diamonds and cricket nets along Heathcoate Road. The suburb also sits alongside the New Brighton Golf Club.

Parks[edit]

Hammondville has many small pocket parks with children's playgrounds. In 1988, the Lieutenant Cantello Reserve was unveiled by the citizens of Bankstown in the Bicentennial Project. Located on the eastern side of the village the memorial stands in memory of Lt George Leo Cantello who died in a plane crash whilst defending Australia on 8 June 1942.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hammondville (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ O'Neill, Sharon (15 March 2013). "Great Depression hardships set up modern innovations". ABC News. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/a-suburb-for-our-times/2008/11/28/1227491827207.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap2
  4. ^ a b Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Lt Cantello Reserve
  6. ^ Dunn, Peter. "CRASH OF AN AIRACOBRA AT HAMMONDVILLE, NSW ABOUT 3 MILES SSW OF BANKSTOWN AIRFIELD ON 8 JUNE 1942". www.ozatwar.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 33°57′08″S 150°57′39″E / 33.95214°S 150.96076°E / -33.95214; 150.96076