Glenorie, New South Wales

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Glenorie
SydneyNew South Wales
Glenorie is located in New South Wales
Glenorie
Glenorie
Coordinates33°36′8″S 151°0′9″E / 33.60222°S 151.00250°E / -33.60222; 151.00250Coordinates: 33°36′8″S 151°0′9″E / 33.60222°S 151.00250°E / -33.60222; 151.00250
Population3,497 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2157
Elevation165 m (541 ft)
Location44 km (27 mi) NW of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)Hawkesbury
Federal division(s)Berowra
Suburbs around Glenorie:
Maroota South Canoelands Forest Glen
Cattai
Maraylya
Glenorie Fiddletown
Arcadia
Kenthurst Middle Dural Galston

Glenorie is a rural suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, 44 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of The Hills Shire and Hornsby Shire. Glenorie is part of the Hills District.

History[edit]

Aboriginal culture[edit]

The original inhabitants of the Glenorie area were known as the Darug people. The Darug were the custodians of the majority of what is now the Greater Sydney region. They were divided into a number of different clans. These clans were reduced in number after European settlement and, as a result there is very little information remaining on how the local area was utilised or how the people lived.[2]

European settlement[edit]

The Glenorie locality was part of a large parcel of land reserved by Governor King in 1802. In 1816 Governor Macquarie declared the area open for settlement.[3]

The area was along the route of the Great North Road, construction of which began in 1825 by convict labour to link Sydney with the fertile Hunter Valley to the north.[4] The locality formed a portion of a land grant belonging to George Acres, as well as two smaller grants to settlers named Hathaway and Saunders.[5] Glenorie was originally part of the wider Dural area and was known as Upper or North Dural.

In November 1893 the North Dural Progress Association resolved to change the name of the settlement at North Dural for the stated reason that “we are getting quite a little township up here, the place should be properly named”.[6] At a meeting in December after an “animated discussion” the majority of members decided on two names from a list: ‘Hazeldean’ and ‘Glendorie’.[7] The Progress Association submitted the two options to the Postal Department (with the final selection to be “left in the hands of the postal authorities”).[8] The authorities eventually opted for ‘Glenorie’. On 1 October 1894 the local post office was renamed Glenorie Post Office.[9][10]

The origin of the name Glenorie is the subject of dispute. One local source identifies the name as an Aboriginal word meaning ‘much water’.[11] Other sources claim Glenorie was named after a town in Scotland (though no actual place has been identified).[3]

Population[edit]

At the 2016 census, there were 3,497 residents in Glenorie. 74.1% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 3.8%. 77.4% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 5.2% and Italian 4.1%. The top religious affiliations were Catholic 34.5% and Anglican 23.8%. The most common ancestries were English 26.0%, Australian 23.5%, Italian 8.2%, Irish 7.2% and Scottish 6.5%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 34.0%, No Religion 20.7% and Anglican 18.3%. Almost all of the occupied dwellings were separate houses and the median monthly mortgage payment was $2,400.[1]

Commercial area[edit]

Glenorie has a rural character; however, it is close to the major suburbs of Castle Hill and Hornsby which both offer all the necessary services.

Glenorie RSL club is situated in the commercial area.

Glenorie Village features retail shops, an award winning bakery and cafe, and a newly opened gym.

Education[edit]

Glenorie Public School was established in 1888. Hillside Public School was established in 1926. The local secondary school is Galston High School.

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Glenorie
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 40.0
(104.0)
42.2
(108.0)
39.7
(103.5)
33.3
(91.9)
27.3
(81.1)
23.9
(75.0)
24.4
(75.9)
26.7
(80.1)
35.6
(96.1)
35.8
(96.4)
38.3
(100.9)
40.4
(104.7)
42.2
(108.0)
Average high °C (°F) 27.7
(81.9)
27.2
(81.0)
26.4
(79.5)
23.6
(74.5)
19.9
(67.8)
16.7
(62.1)
16.6
(61.9)
17.8
(64.0)
20.6
(69.1)
23.3
(73.9)
25.0
(77.0)
27.5
(81.5)
22.7
(72.9)
Average low °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
16.5
(61.7)
15.0
(59.0)
12.0
(53.6)
8.7
(47.7)
6.8
(44.2)
5.3
(41.5)
6.5
(43.7)
8.3
(46.9)
11.4
(52.5)
13.0
(55.4)
15.1
(59.2)
11.2
(52.2)
Record low °C (°F) 6.1
(43.0)
10.0
(50.0)
5.3
(41.5)
5.0
(41.0)
−1.1
(30.0)
0.0
(32.0)
−1.1
(30.0)
−0.7
(30.7)
−1.1
(30.0)
3.9
(39.0)
5.6
(42.1)
8.3
(46.9)
−1.1
(30.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 100.0
(3.94)
113.5
(4.47)
104.8
(4.13)
82.0
(3.23)
79.1
(3.11)
96.2
(3.79)
52.5
(2.07)
59.2
(2.33)
51.7
(2.04)
70.9
(2.79)
80.1
(3.15)
76.0
(2.99)
965.7
(38.02)
Average precipitation days 8.8 9.4 9.9 7.9 7.7 8.6 6.4 6.5 6.4 8.0 8.6 7.9 96.1
Source: [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glenorie (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 February 2019. Edit this at WikidataCC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ "Glenorie, Sydney Hills". Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b Joan Rowland (2008). "Glenorie". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Australian Convict Sites – Old Great North Road". NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. New South Wales Government. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  5. ^ Place Names of the District by James Jervis (a lecture delivered before the Parramatta and District Historical Society on 7 September 1920), Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta), 22 September 1920, page 4.
  6. ^ North Dural, Cumberland Mercury (Parramatta), 2 December 1893, page 1.
  7. ^ North Dural, Cumberland Mercury (Parramatta), 23 December 1893, page 4.
  8. ^ North Dural, Cumberland Mercury (Parramatta), 27 January 1894, page 4.
  9. ^ Brief Mention, Cumberland Mercury (Parramatta), 15 September 1894, page 1.
  10. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  11. ^ Ramm, Ruby E. Life at Landsdale. Mountain Press.
  12. ^ "Climate statistics for Glenorie". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 19 November 2013.

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