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 4,508 (2006 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. At the 2006 census, Hazelbrook had a population of 4,508 people.[1]

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 school Korowal.

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

Australian author James Roy lives in Hazelbrook.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hazelbrook (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  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

External links[edit]

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