Huntley, New South Wales (Wollongong)

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Huntley
WollongongNew South Wales
Huntley is located in New South Wales
Huntley
Huntley
Coordinates 34°29′50″S 150°44′07″E / 34.49722°S 150.73528°E / -34.49722; 150.73528Coordinates: 34°29′50″S 150°44′07″E / 34.49722°S 150.73528°E / -34.49722; 150.73528
Population 50 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2530
LGA(s) City of Wollongong
State electorate(s) Shellharbour
Federal Division(s) Whitlam
Suburbs around Huntley:
Wongawilli Horsley
Avon Huntley Cleveland
Avondale

Huntley is a suburb of the City of Wollongong to the west of Dapto. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 50.[1]

The Geographical Names Board of New South Wales assigned the name of Huntley to the suburb on 5 August 2005.[2] It had previously been called West Dapto or considered to be part of Avondale. It was named after a coal mine located within its boundary. The mine's name "Huntley" came from Huntly, a coal mining town in the North Island of New Zealand, which originally had this spelling. The original owners of the Huntley colliery, Illawarra Coal, had associations with the New Zealand mine.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Huntley (Wollongong - NSW)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Huntley". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. New South Wales Government. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Suburb Profiles: Huntley". Wollongong City Libraries. Retrieved 17 July 2017.