Regents Park, New South Wales
Alternate uses: Regents Park (disambiguation)
Sydney, New South Wales
Regents Park Amenity Centre
|Location||22 km (14 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
The area was originally part of a land grant to Joseph Hyde Potts and the first subdivision was made in 1880. When the school opened in 1899 it was known as Potts Hill School, but became Sefton Park School in 1907 when this area became known as Sefton Park. In 1929 it was changed to Regent Park School. The railway station opened in 1914 as Regents Park but the site was changed in 1924 when the line connected Lidcombe to Bankstown. The suburb is also notable in the work of Australian poet Peter Skrzynecki, who grew up in Regents Park. Poems such as 'Feliks Skrzynecki' and 'Regents Park' explore the experiences of post war migrants in Australia and their life in the growing suburbs of Sydney's west. The poem '10 Mary Street'is about the Skrzynecki family home which still stands today as a tangible example from some of Skrzynecki's best work.
Regents Park Public School(Years K-6), Karningul Public School,Trinity Catholic College (Years 7-8), St Peter Chanel Primary School, Birrong Girls' High School (Years 7-12), Birrong Boys' High School (years 7-12), Regents Park Christian School (K-12).
Local Government Area
The Potts Hill Reservoir (also known locally as 'The Pipelines') is the demarcation line between Auburn and Bankstown Councils. While the majority of the suburb falls within the local government area of Auburn Council, those living south-west of the Potts Hill Reservoir will be registered under Bankstown Council.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 221
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