Bringelly, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||2,507 (2016 census)|
Bringelly is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the Northern Road between Penrith and Camden. It has a public school. Bringelly is also the name of a local hill.
Bringelly was a name given to a district of Sydney in the early 19th century and later a parish of the County of Cumberland. The Parish of Bringelly also included the neighbouring suburbs of Greendale, Wallacia and Badgerys Creek. Robert Lowe was granted 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) in the parish of Bringelly in 1812 and is believed to be the first British settler in the area.
By 1818, most of the land had been granted and was being cleared for farms. The principal surgeon of New South Wales, D'Arcy Wentworth, received a grant in the area. Legend has it that The Wild Colonial Boy Bold Jack Donahue also used the suburb as a hideout and was eventually killed on Wentworth's property.
Another property of note is Kelvin, also known as The Retreat, which was built in 1820 by Thomas Laycock Jnr. A Georgian farmhouse, Kelvin is surrounded by a garden and is listed on the Register of the National Estate.
Luddenham Post Office opened on 1 January 1857 and was renamed Bringelly in December 1863. Bringelly Public School opened in 1880. Local government came to the area in 1906 with the creation of the Shire of Nepean, covering the area from Hoxton Park west to the Nepean River and south as far as Narellan. The Shire never thrived and when the New South Wales Government amalgamated a number of local councils in 1948, it was divided amongst Penrith, Liverpool, Campbelltown and Camden. In the process, the suburb of Bringelly was split between Liverpool and Camden Councils and remains so to this day.
In the 2016 Census, there were 2,507 people in Bringelly. 73.0% of people were born in Australia. 68.8% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 4.9% and Arabic 4.7%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 46.9%, Anglican 13.4% and No Religion 11.4%.
Bringelly has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Bold Jack Donahue (1806–1830), Australian bushranger
- Thomas Laycock (1786 –1823)), English soldier, explorer, and later businessman
- D'Arcy Wentworth (1762–1827), NSW Surgeon-general
Bringelly has reasonably easy road access to Penrith and Camden via The Northern Road and to Liverpool via Bringelly Road. The only public transport in the area is the Route 853/855/856 bus service connecting Bringelly to Liverpool via Rossmore, Austral, Hoxton Park and Cartwright.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bringelly (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 September 2018. Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
- "History of our suburbs: Bringelly". Liverpool City Council. Archived from the original on 18 April 2008. Retrieved 12 April 2008.
- The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/41
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Archived from the original on 19 August 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
- "Kelvin". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00046. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Route 853/854/855 Map". Busabout. Archived from the original on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2008.