Catherine Field, New South Wales

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Catherine Field
SydneyNew South Wales
Population1,657 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2557
Location43 km (27 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Camden
State electorate(s)Camden
Federal Division(s)Macarthur
Suburbs around Catherine Field:
Bringelly Rossmore Leppington
Oran Park Catherine Field Varroville
Harrington Park Currans Hill Eschol Park

Catherine Field is a suburb of Sydney and part of the Macarthur Region in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Catherine Field is 43 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Camden Council.

History[edit]

The area now known as Catherine Field (or Catherine Fields) was originally home to the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people. In 1805 John Macarthur established his property at Camden where he raised merino sheep.[2]

Catherine Field Post Office opened on 1 July 1963 and closed in 1996.[3]

Catherine Field was home to a theme park called El Caballo Blanco in the 1980s.

Heritage listings[edit]

Catherine Field has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 census, there were 1,657 residents in Catherine Field. 67.8% of people were born in Australia and 65.8% of people spoke only English at home. The most common response for religion was Catholic at 48.0%.[1]

Politics[edit]

Catherine Field is part of the north ward of Camden Council represented by David Funnell (currently deputy mayor of Camden), Cindy Cagney and Peter Johnson. Chris Patterson is currently the local mayor. The suburb is contained within the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by former ultra-marathon runner Pat Farmer (Liberal), and the state electorate of Camden, currently held by former mayor Geoff Corrigan (Labor).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Catherine Field (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata CC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ "The History of Camden". Camden Council. Archived from the original on 3 April 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2007.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Raby". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01694. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

Coordinates: 33°59′00″S 150°45′36″E / 33.9833°S 150.7600°E / -33.9833; 150.7600