Hassall Grove, New South Wales

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Hassall Grove
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 4,396 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2761
Location 46 km (29 mi) W of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Blacktown
State electorate(s) Mount Druitt
Federal Division(s) Chifley
Suburbs around Hassall Grove:
Marsden Park Marsden Park Colebee
Bidwill Hassall Grove Dean Park
Hebersham Oakhurst Oakhurst

Hassall Grove is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Hassall Grove is located 46 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Thomas Hassall (1794-1868) a clergyman, grazier and magistrate, arrived in the colony with his family in 1798 and they settled at Camden. Thomas Hassall married Anne, the eldest daughter of Reverend Samuel Marsden and their sons James Samuel and Rowland were amongst the earliest students at The King's School at Parramatta. Thomas Hassall started the first Sunday school in Australia in 1813.[2]

Hassall Grove was named to honour Rowland Hassall (1768-1820), who was associated with the area as a Church of England Minister until 1829. He also acted as agent for the estates of Phillip Parker King and managed Samuel Marsden’s properties in his absence.[3]

Population[edit]

At the 2011 census, there were 4,396 residents in Hassall Grove. This suburb had a young population, with a median age of 28 and children aged 0–14 years making up 27.9% of the population. The majority of people were born in Australia, with the top other countries of birth being Philippines 9.0%, Fiji 3.7% and New Zealand 2.4%. Almost half of residents spoke a language other than English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 6.8%, Tagalog 5.6%, Hindi 4.8%, Filipino 2.8% and Urdu 2.1%. The top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 39.6%, Anglican 13.2% and No Religion 8.0%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hassall Grove (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8
  3. ^ http://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/our-city/statistics/suburb-profiles.cfm The 2001 City of Blacktown Social Plan

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