Rossmore, New South Wales

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Rossmore
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 2,400 (2006)
Established 1836
Postcode(s) 2557
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Macarthur, Werriwa
Suburbs around Rossmore:
Bringelly Kemps Creek Austral
Bringelly Rossmore Leppington
Oran Park Catherine Field Leppington

Rossmore is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

It is bound to the east by Kemps Creek, the west by South Creek, the north by Fifteenth Avenue, and the south by Rileys Creek in the southwest and a non natural border from there. The main road through the centre of the suburb is Bringelly Road.

History[edit]

Rossmore was originally known as Cabramatta after the parish of Cabramatta. It was the subject of a novel called The Cabramatta Store by Mary Theresa Vidal, which is believed to be the first novel published by a woman in Australia. In 1856, the railway line was extended from Granville to Liverpool and a station was established at what is now the modern-day Cabramatta. There was a horse stud in the area called Rossmoor Stud which is believed to have been named after Rossmore Lodge a famous horse stud in Kildare, Ireland. To avoid confusion with the new station of Cabramatta, the old town of Cabramatta became known as Rossmore.[1][2]

Rossmore Post Office opened on 22 March 1897.[3]

Churches[edit]

The Holy Innocents Anglican Church is situated in Church Street, just off Bringelly Road. Its foundation stone was laid on 28 December 1848 or Holy Innocents Day. It is a parish church in the Gothic Revival style and may have been designed by John Verge and John Bibb. It features steep roofs covered with shingles, an open timber porch, a nave, chancel, belfry and vestry. It is now listed on the Register of the National Estate.[4]

The suburb is also home to two Buddhist temples: the Lin Ying temple in Clementson Drive and the Vat Ketanak Khmer Kampuchea Krom in Wynyard Avenue.[1][5]

People[edit]

According to the 2006 census taken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Rossmore had a population of 2,414, the majority of whom lived in detached houses that were either owned outright (44%) or being purchased (26%). The average age (34) was slightly lower than the national figure (37) and there were a number of substantial groups from non-English speaking backgrounds including Italian (8.4%), Arabic (7.2%), Cantonese (5.0%) and Maltese (3.0%).[6]

Transport[edit]

Bringelly Road connects Rossmore to Liverpool and the Westlink M7, a pay road providing relatively quick connection to Sydney CBD and other parts of greater Sydney. The only public transport in the area is the Route 853/855 bus service connecting Bringelly to Liverpool via Rossmore, Austral, Hoxton Park and Cartwright.[7]

A stabling facility will be constructed in Rossmore as part of the South West Rail Link, though the terminus station will be located at Leppington.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History of our suburbs: Rossmore". Liverpool City Council. Retrieved 2008-04-12. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Women's history - Liverpool area". Liverpool Women's Resources Centre. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  4. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/42
  5. ^ "Buddhist organisations in NSW". Buddhism Australia. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rossmore (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  7. ^ "Route 853/854/855 Map". Busabout. Retrieved 2008-04-15. [dead link]


Coordinates: 33°55′21″S 150°46′11″E / 33.92240°S 150.76964°E / -33.92240; 150.76964