Bickley Vale, New South Wales

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Bickley Vale
SydneyNew South Wales
Postcode(s) 2570
Location 65 km (40 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Camden Council
Region Macarthur
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Macarthur
Suburbs around Bickley Vale:
Brownlow Hill Grasmere Camden
Mount Hunter Bickley Vale Cawdor
Mount Hunter Cawdor Cawdor

Bickley Vale is a suburb of the Macarthur Region of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia in Camden Council.

History[edit]

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.[1] Bickley Vale is still primarily a rural locality.[2]

Politics[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bickley Vale". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "The History of Camden". Camden Council. Retrieved 10 June 2007. 

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Coordinates: 34°04′48″S 150°39′54″E / 34.080°S 150.665°E / -34.080; 150.665