Scheyville, New South Wales

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Scheyville
SydneyNew South Wales
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Training farm fields and early 1900s silo
Coordinates 33°36′40″S 150°52′58″E / 33.61120°S 150.88291°E / -33.61120; 150.88291Coordinates: 33°36′40″S 150°52′58″E / 33.61120°S 150.88291°E / -33.61120; 150.88291
Population 1,848 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2756
Location 54 km (34 mi) NW of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Hawkesbury
State electorate(s) Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s) Macquarie
Suburbs around Scheyville:
Windsor Windsor Maraylya
Pitt Town Scheyville Maraylya
Oakville Vineyard Box Hill
Scheyville Centenary 2011

Scheyville (pronunciation: /ˌskˈvɪl/[2][3]) is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Scheyville is located 54 kilometres (34 mi) northwest of the Sydney central business district in the Hawkesbury local government area.

Military history[edit]

From 1965 to 1973, Scheyville was the site of Officer Training Unit, Scheyville (OTU Scheyville), established to provide training to meet the growing need for officers for the new conscripts called up for service under the national service scheme.

Parks[edit]

In 1997 large tracts of land in the area were dedicated as the Scheyville National Park. The area is named after William Schey, MLA, the Member for Redfern and later Darlington between 1887 and 1898.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Oakville (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Migrant camp seemed more like an adventure playground for young Joe". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Scheyville Farm". The Sydney Morning Herald (National Library of Australia). 19 August 1936. p. 10. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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