North Richmond, New South Wales

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North Richmond
Sydney
Population 4,601 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2754
Location 67 km (42 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Hawkesbury
State electorate(s) Londonderry
Federal Division(s) Macquarie
Suburbs around North Richmond:
Kurrajong Kurmond and Tennyson Freemans Reach and Glossodia
Grose Vale North Richmond Richmond Lowlands
Grose Wold Agnes Banks Richmond

North Richmond is a semi-rural suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. North Richmond is located 67 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury. It is separated from the suburb of Richmond to the south-east by the Hawkesbury River.

History[edit]

The traditional land owners of the town and surrounding district are the Darug people. In the early years of European Settlement, the area was known as Enfield. The name was changed at a later date during the 19th century to avoid confusion with Enfield in Sydney's west.

Landmarks[edit]

North Richmond has three main roads. These are Grose Vale Road, Bells Line of Road and Elizabeth Street. North Richmond has a shopping mall consisting of a Coles supermarket, Dominos Pizza, Video Ezy and Subway. There is the local primary school called Richmond North Public School and the high school, Colo High School. North of the town is the mountains and South is the Hawkesbury River. A Panthers Club is located in North Richmond. There are three main parks in North Richmond, John Wellington Oval, Turnbull Oval and Inalls Lane. Cricket is played at John Wellington Oval and Turnbull Oval. Soccer is played at Turnbull Oval and Inalls Lane. The Colo Cougars Soccer Club are based at Inalls Lane.

Schools[edit]

Colo High School was established in 1978 in demountable buildings at North Richmond. The current permanent site was occupied in 1980. The blue and white colours were chosen to match colours selected by the Uniform Committee. Mr Sam Weller, the school's first Deputy Principal, suggested using the school building plan as a basis for the logo. Mr David Stone, founding Mathematics teacher, drew up the design which was accepted as the school badge. The shape also represents the Tree Of Knowledge, and its three sections, Students, Staff and the Community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "North Richmond". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 33°35′21″S 150°42′40″E / 33.58926°S 150.71123°E / -33.58926; 150.71123