Annangrove, New South Wales

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Annangrove
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 1,397 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2156
Location 42 km (26 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) The Hills Shire
State electorate(s) Castle Hill
Federal Division(s) Mitchell
Suburbs around Annangrove:
Box Hill Maraylya Kenthurst
Nelson Annangrove Kenthurst
Rouse Hill Kellyville Kenthurst

Annangrove is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 42 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of The Hills Shire and part of the Hills District region. [2]

History[edit]

Annangrove is named after Annangrove House, the home of Edward Charles Johnston, a grandson of George Johnston who had received a large grant in present-day Annandale. He had named his house Annandale, after his birthplace Annan in Scotland and his grandson also used the name for his house in this area. Timber cutting was the first industry in the area, the land was then used for orchards from the 1880s. Edward Johnston bought his land in 1893 from Bennett William Johns. The post office took the Annangrove name from his house when it opened on 16 October 1895,[3] as did the school in 1896.[4]

Places of worship[edit]

Imam Hasan Centre, a Muslim prayer centre (Hussainia) for Shia Muslims in Sydney, opened 16 October 2004.[5]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 1,397 residents in Annangrove. 80.9% of people were born in Australia and 88.2% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 38.7%, Anglican 17.7% and No Religion 14.9%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Annangrove (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 February 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Gregory's Sydney Street Directory, Gregory's Publishing Company, 2002, Map 187
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008. 
  4. ^ Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon (Angus and Robertson) 1990, p.135
  5. ^ "Hansard". ParlInfo. Australian Government. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

Coordinates: 33°39′09″S 150°56′27″E / 33.65255°S 150.94096°E / -33.65255; 150.94096