Horseshoe Bend, New South Wales

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Horseshoe Bend
MaitlandNew South Wales
Horseshoe Bend is located in New South Wales
Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend
Coordinates32°44′03″S 151°33′50″E / 32.73417°S 151.56389°E / -32.73417; 151.56389Coordinates: 32°44′03″S 151°33′50″E / 32.73417°S 151.56389°E / -32.73417; 151.56389
Population400 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2320
Location
LGA(s)City of Maitland
RegionHunter
State electorate(s)Maitland
Federal Division(s)Hunter
Suburbs around Horseshoe Bend:
Maitland Lorn
Maitland Horseshoe Bend Pitnacree
Maitland South Maitland East Maitland

Horseshoe Bend is an inner city suburb in the City of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is named for the shape made by the Hunter River flowing through the area as it was observed by early European settlers.[2] It is sometimes colloquially referred to by residents as "The Bend". One of the earliest settled areas in Maitland, it is characterised by narrow streets and laneways, as well as a mixture of architectural styles spanning the 19th and 20th centuries.[3] The suburb was amongst the worst affected areas in the 1955 Hunter Valley floods, with the loss of many homes, leading to a decline in its popularity as a residential area. Maitland City Council planning strategies have identified Horseshoe Bend as a future growth area, outlining flood mitigation measures and evacuation plans to protect residents.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Horseshoe Bend (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ http://www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/HistoricalPubs
  3. ^ http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/1330978/want-to-know-what-its-like-to-go-round-the-bend/
  4. ^ http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1264317/horseshoe-bend-knows-the-power-of-flood/