Rathmines, New South Wales

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Rathmines
Lake MacquarieNew South Wales
Population 1,940 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1840
Postcode(s) 2283
Location
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Awaba
State electorate(s) Lake Macquarie
Federal Division(s) Charlton
Suburbs around Rathmines:
Toronto Kilaben Bay Kilaben Bay
Awaba Rathmines Coal Point
Buttaba Balmoral Fishing Point

Rathmines is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia on the western shore of Lake Macquarie between the towns of Toronto and Morisset.

Rathmines was first settled by Europeans at around 1840. It was named after the town of Rathmines in Ireland.[citation needed] Orchards, vineyards and cattle were the early industries. The first school opened in 1941. A RAAF base operated in Rathmines from 1939 to 1963. The artist Sir William Dobell was at one time responsible for the camouflage of the base.

Rathmines is home to many sporting teams, most notably Westlakes Wildcats FC who play out of Rathmines Oval.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Rathmines". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 33°02′35″S 151°35′46″E / 33.043°S 151.596°E / -33.043; 151.596