Horningsea Park

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Horningsea Park
SydneyNew South Wales
Trash and Treasure markets
Horningsea Park is located in New South Wales
Horningsea Park
Horningsea Park
Coordinates 33°56′38″S 150°50′38″E / 33.94389°S 150.84389°E / -33.94389; 150.84389Coordinates: 33°56′38″S 150°50′38″E / 33.94389°S 150.84389°E / -33.94389; 150.84389
Population 3,669 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2171
Location 39 km (24 mi) south-west of Sydney
LGA(s) City of Liverpool
State electorate(s) Liverpool
Federal Division(s) Werriwa
Suburbs around Horningsea Park:
West Hoxton Hoxton Park Casula
Middleton Grange Horningsea Park Prestons
Leppington Carnes Hill Edmondson Park

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.[2] It was purchased around 1855 by Vaiben Solomon (1802–1860), and it was around this time it was first called Horningsea Park.[3] Vaiben and his family lived there and ran the farm until 1872.

The suburb was part of neighbouring Hoxton Park and largely farmland until 1996 when Long Homes subdivided the area for housing and Liverpool Council named it after Moore's estate.[4]

Commercial area[edit]

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. Notable Alumni from John Edmondson High School include Mehmet Jamal (one of the boys).


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.[5] In 2015, railway stations opened in the neighbouring suburbs of Edmondson Park and Leppington.


At the 2011 census, there were 3,669 residents in Horningsea Park. The population was younger than average, with a median age of 30 years and with children aged 0–14 years making up 28.5% of the population. Most people were born in Australia and the most common ancestries were Australian, English and Italian. About half of people spoke a language other than English at home. The top other languages spoken were Hindi 5.7%, Spanish 4.7%, Arabic 3.8%, Italian 2.9% and Greek 2.3%. The most top responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 38.5%, Anglican 9.5% and Eastern Orthodox 8.9%. The median weekly household income of $1,792 was a fair bit higher than the national figure of $1,234. Separate houses were the most common dwelling type and these tended to be large, with 74.6% having 4 or more bedrooms.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

· Vaiben Solomon early Australian pioneer, businessman, philanthropist and Parliamentarian who was one of the founding fathers of Federation.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Horningsea Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 May 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Horningsea Park (Place ID 3296)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  3. ^ "Advertising.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 2 April 1856. p. 1. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Horningsea Park". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Busabout Network Map". Busabout. Archived from the original on 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  6. ^ "Moore, Joshua John (1790 - 1864)". Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  7. ^ "Strzelecki, Sir Paul Edmund de (Count Strzelecki) (1797 - 1873)". Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. Retrieved 2008-04-21.