Hazelbrook, New South Wales

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Hazelbrook
Blue MountainsNew South Wales
Hazelbrook is located in New South Wales
Hazelbrook
Hazelbrook
Coordinates 33°44′S 150°27′E / 33.733°S 150.450°E / -33.733; 150.450Coordinates: 33°44′S 150°27′E / 33.733°S 150.450°E / -33.733; 150.450
Population 4,974 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2779
LGA(s) City of Blue Mountains
State electorate(s) Blue Mountains
Federal Division(s) Macquarie
Suburbs around Hazelbrook:
Blue Mountains National Park Blue Mountains National Park
Lawson Hazelbrook Woodford

Hazelbrook is a town in New South Wales, Australia (Elevation: 675 metres[2]) It is located 93 kilometres west of Sydney and approximately 20 kilometres east of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains on the Great Western Highway.

History and Description[edit]

The town was named after Hazelbrook House, built in the 1870s by Svonte Noles. The name Hazelbrook was adopted in 1894 when the Hazelbrook railway station was opened opposite the home.[3] Hazelbrook House no longer exists but Selwood House is a heritage-listed building in the nearby vicinity and now houses a veterinary practice. Other attractions in the area include Terrace Falls, Victor Falls and Bedford Pool on the south side of the village, plus Lyre Bird Glen, Oaklands Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Burgess Falls on the north side.[4]

The village is serviced by a public school, two child care centres and a lawn bowls club. There is also a shopping centre that includes a supermarket and several shops, restaurants and cafes. Hazelbrook is also the location of the area's alternative schools Korowal and Blue Mountains Steiner.

Hazelbrook has a local football club, known as the Hazelbrook Hawks, whose home ground is Gloria Park.[5]

Australian author James Roy lives in Hazelbrook.

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 4,974 people in Hazelbrook.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.9% of the population.
  • 81.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England 5.5%.
  • 90.9% of people only spoke English at home.
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 38.3%, Catholic 19.2% and Anglican 14.9%.[1]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hazelbrook (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Blue Mountains Community Profile – Hazelbrook
  3. ^ "Origin of Blue Mountains Town Names", Blue Mountains City Council
  4. ^ Sydney and Blue Mountains Bushwalks, Neil Paton (Kangaroo Press) 2004, pp.186–196
  5. ^ "Hazelbrook Hawks FC". Hazelbrook Hawks FC. 2 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hazelbrook, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons