Horningsea Park, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||3,729 (2016 census)|
|Location||39 km (24 mi) south-west of Sydney|
|LGA(s)||City of Liverpool|
Horningsea Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Horningsea Park is located 39 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Liverpool and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
In 1819, Joshua John Moore a British grazier was granted 500 acres (2.0 km2) in what was then known as Cabramatta. He named his property "Horningsea" after his birthplace, the village of Horningsea in Cambridgeshire, England. In the 1830s, he built a grand house which still stands to this day in Horningsea Park Drive and is listed on the Register of the National Estate. The house was at some stage home to Count Strzelecki, the Polish-born explorer who named Mount Kosciuszko. It was purchased around 1855 by Vaiben Solomon (1802–1860), and he called Horningsea Park. Vaiben and his family lived there and ran the farm until 1872.
Horningsea Park has been claimed to be the most haunted area of Liverpool, New South Wales because it has been built over graves. These graves have been moved since the construction on housing in the area.
Horningsea Park has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
In the 2016 Census, there were 3,729 people in Horningsea Park. 58.4% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Fiji 4.1%, Iraq 3.6% and Philippines 2.8%. 48.6% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 6.9%, Hindi 4.9%, Spanish 4.7%, Serbian 2.7% and Vietnamese 2.7%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 33.9%, Islam 11.5%, No Religion 11.2%, Eastern Orthodox 6.6% and Anglican 6.6%.
Carnes Hill Marketplace is a large shopping centre at the northern edge of the suburb. At the southern edge are the Trash and Treasure markets, a familiar landmark to passers by on Camden Valley Way.
There are two schools in Horningsea Park. The Holy Spirit Primary School is a Catholic school behind the Carnes Hill Marketplace. John Edmondson High School is a state high school on Horningsea Park Drive.
Cowpasture Road and Camden Valley Way are the main roads in and out of Horningsea Park, the latter providing connection to Liverpool and Camden. Horningsea Park is the terminus for four Busabout bus services to Liverpool, two via Cowpastures Road and Hoxton Park, and two via Camden Valley Way, Prestons and Lurnea. In 2015, railway stations opened in the neighbouring suburbs of Edmondson Park and Leppington.
- Joshua John Moore (1790–1864), grazier whose house Horningsea Park gave the suburb its name.
- Paweł Edmund Strzelecki (1797–1873), explorer who named Mount Kosciuszko.
- Vaiben Solomon (c1800 - 1860) arrived NSW 1817, ex convict and early Australian pioneer, businessman and philanthropist, involved in the building of the first Sydney synagogue.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Horningsea Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2019. Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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- "Horningsea Park". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00255. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Busabout Network Map". Busabout. Archived from the original on 21 July 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2008.
- "Moore, Joshua John (1790 - 1864)". Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
- "Strzelecki, Sir Paul Edmund de (Count Strzelecki) (1797 - 1873)". Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
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