Narraweena, New South Wales

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Narraweena
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 5,470 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2099
Location 18 km (11 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Warringah Council
State electorate(s) Wakehurst
Federal Division(s) Warringah
Suburbs around Narraweena:
Oxford Falls Cromer
Beacon Hill Narraweena Dee Why
Brookvale

Narraweena is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Narraweena is 18 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Warringah Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region.

Narraweena is built around a ridge with views over Long Reef and Dee Why beaches as well as Garigal Forest.

History[edit]

St. Salvatore statue in St John Apostol church

Narraweena is an Aboriginal name meaning a quiet place in the hills. The suburb developed after World War II, when the land was subdivided, Narraweena Post Office opening on 1 April 1953.[2][3]

Italian people from Pazzano since the 1980s have organised an annual Santo Salvatore's fiest, with a statue very similar to the original that is taken from the catholic church of Narraweena around the suburb and back.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

Coordinates: 33°44′55″S 151°16′04″E / 33.74861°S 151.26778°E / -33.74861; 151.26778