Bickley Vale, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
|Location||65 km (40 mi) from Sydney CBD|
The area now known as Bickley Vale was originally home to the Gandangara people of the Southern Highlands although the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people, were also known to inhabit the area. In 1805, wool pioneer John Macarthur was granted 5,000 acres (20 km2) at Cowpastures (now Camden). The name was taken from the name of a property located within the suburb. Bickley Vale is still primarily a rural locality.
Bickley Vale lies in the south ward of Camden Council, currently represented by Chris Patterson (who is also the Mayor of Camden), Eva Campbell and Fred Whiteman. It sits within the state electorate of Camden, represented by Labor's Geoff Corrigan, the former Mayor of Camden, and the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by Liberal's Pat Farmer, the former ultra-marathon runner.
- Steve Robinson (2008). "Bickley Vale". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 25 September 2015. [CC-By-SA]
- Steve Robinson (2008). "Camden West". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 25 September 2015. [CC-By-SA]