Long Point, New South Wales

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Long Point
SydneyNew South Wales
LongPointNSWair.jpg
Aerial view (looking west) of Long Point and Ingleburn.
Established 1975
Postcode(s) 2564
Location 46 km (29 mi) south-west of Sydney
LGA(s) City of Campbelltown
State electorate(s) Macquarie Fields
Federal Division(s) Werriwa
Suburbs around Long Point:
Macquarie Fields Macquarie Fields Holsworthy
Ingleburn Long Point Holsworthy
Ingleburn Holsworthy Holsworthy

Long Point is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Long Point is located 46 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown.

History[edit]

Situated on a bend in the Georges River, this area was long known as Long Point, Long Nose Point or just The Point until formally being dubbed Long Point in 1975. The land was first granted to settler Thomas Mills in the early 19th century before being consumed by William Redfern's Campbellfields Estate a few years later. Later it was considered part of Macquarie Fields. In the 1930s high profile gangsters from East Sydney would use small houses set up in Long Point bushland as hiding places from the law.

Sand was mined in the area for a number of years and once mining work was completed, access trails were preserved for the fire brigade. It was preserved as a Scenic Protection Area in the 1970s by Campbelltown Council.[1]

Recreation[edit]

Long Point is a scenic protection neighbourhood. The area now has a camping site that accommodates up to 120 people.

Wildlife[edit]

Numerous Koala sightings have been made in Long Point. These are regularly reported in the local newspaper the Macarthur Advertiser in the Mac Koala column. The area has been referred to as "death adder valley" due to the large population of death adder snakes in the area.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Long Point". Campbelltown City Council. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 

Coordinates: 34°00′43″S 150°53′49″E / 34.012°S 150.897°E / -34.012; 150.897