Clareville, New South Wales

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Clareville
SydneyNew South Wales
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Clareville Beach
Postcode(s) 2107
Location 36 km (22 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s) Pittwater
Federal Division(s) Mackellar
Suburbs around Clareville:
Avalon Beach Avalon Beach
Scotland Island Clareville Bilgola Plateau
Newport Newport

Clareville is a suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Clareville is 36 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. Clareville is part of the Northern Beaches region.[1]

Clareville is bordered by Avalon Beach, Bilgola Plateau and Newport. Clareville Beach and Taylors Point are localities within the suburb.

History[edit]

In the 1830s, two large land grants were made to a Catholic priest, Father John Joseph Therry (1790-1864), who had arrived in Sydney in May 1820.[2] The grant included what is now known as Clareville. It is thought that the suburb has historically been accessed by the water. In the early 1920s, the area was subdivided and Sydney residents purchased holiday homes. In the 1950s, with the increase in motor car use, the area became a residential zone.[3] Houses in the area are now expensive, with many having water frontages and views.

Residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory's Sydney Street Directory (2002), Maps 139,169
  2. ^ Australian Dictionary of Biography
  3. ^ Clareville History, Pittwater Council Website
  4. ^ Who's Who in Australia (Herald and Weekly Times Melb, 1988) pp 681: Norton, Robert York (1922 – )

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Coordinates: 33°38′04″S 151°18′57″E / 33.6344°S 151.3159°E / -33.6344; 151.3159