Sandringham, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Georges River, Sandringham
|Location||18 km (11 mi) south of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Rockdale|
Sandringham is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Sandringham is located 18 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Sandringham is in the local government area of the City of Rockdale.
Sandringham is a quiet residential suburb on the western shore of Botany Bay, at the mouth of the Georges River. Cook Park runs along the eastern and southern border and the beach stretches from Dolls Point to Sandringham Bay. The Georges River Sailing Club sits on the foreshore. A small group of shops is located at the intersection of Clareville Avenue and Russell Avenue, on the border with Sans Souci and Sandringham. It includes Sandrigham Friendly Grocer, The Cherish Cafe, Foodies, Village Greek Restaurant and Dolls Point Pharmacy.
Sandringham was originally known as Strippers Point in the 1830s, from the local occupation of tree-felling and bark-stripping. William Rust, bought a grand house on Rocky Point Road at Sans Souci from Thomas Holt (1811–88), which he turned into a luxurious hotel. Later, he moved to Strippers Point renamed it Sandringham and built the Prince of Wales Hotel. As an ardent royalist, it is thought he chose the name to honour Edward VII, the Prince of Wales who in 1872 was also building a royal residence at Sandringham, in Norfolk, England.
The area between Cooks River and Georges River was originally known as Seven Mile Beach. It was changed to Lady Robinson’s Beach in 1874 to honour the wife of Governor Sir Hercules Robinson. Cook Park is named after Samuel Cook who advocated it as a public pleasure area.
- Sandringham Bay, Sandringham Baths
- Cook Park, Clareville Reserve, Stan Moses Reserve, Scott Park, Peter Depena Reserve
- Georges River Reserve
According to the 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 1,214 people usually resident in Sandringham. 24.4% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being Greece 6.4%, United Kingdom 2.6% and Egypt 1.2%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 65.2% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 17.4%, Arabic 2.6% and Macedonian 1.8%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 24.7%, Orthodox 22.3% and Anglican 22.3%.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 240