Huntleys Point, New South Wales

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Huntleys Point
SydneyNew South Wales
Huntleys Point, New South Wales.jpg
Huntleys Point from Parramatta River
Population 134 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2111
Location 9 km (6 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Municipality of Hunter's Hill
State electorate(s) Lane Cove
Federal Division(s) North Sydney
Suburbs around Huntleys Point:
Hunters Hill Hunters Hill Hunters Hill
Huntleys Cove Huntleys Point Hunters Hill
Henley Chiswick Drummoyne

Huntleys Point is a suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Huntleys Point is located 9 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Hunter's Hill. Huntleys Point sits on the northern shore of the Parramatta River.

History[edit]

Huntley's Point was named by Alfred Huntley who purchased the land here and built Point House in 1851. He had arrived in the colony with his family in 1836 and his father Dr Robert Huntley first occupied land in Braidwood that is known as Huntley's Flats.

Alfred Huntley opened Turkish baths in Bligh Street,[2] in the city on the present site of Adyar House and later he became the chief engineer for Australian Gas Light Company. His only child, a son also named Alfred became a brilliant scholar at The King's School, Parramatta and later was an architect and civil engineer, building some of the stone houses at Hunters Hill.[3]

Transport[edit]

The Gladesville Bridge spans the Parramatta River and connects Huntley's Point to Drummoyne. Tarban Creek Bridge links Huntley's Point north to Hunters Hill. The bridges are part of a complex of three bridges that also includes Fig Tree Bridge and links traffic between Victoria Road, Sydney and Burns Bay Road. Huntleys Point ferry wharf provides access to the Parramatta River ferry services.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Huntleys Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bligh Street Turkish Baths, Sydney, Australia: cooling-room and plunge pool after refurbishment, 1884". Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 128

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Coordinates: 33°50′20″S 151°08′49″E / 33.839°S 151.147°E / -33.839; 151.147