Kingsford, New South Wales

Coordinates: 33°55′S 151°14′E / 33.92°S 151.23°E / -33.92; 151.23
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Kingsford
SydneyNew South Wales
Charles Kingsford Smith mosaic in Kingsford
Map
Population13,492 (SAL 2021)[1]
Postcode(s)2032
Elevation28 m (92 ft)
Location7 km (4 mi) south-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Randwick
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Kingsford Smith
Suburbs around Kingsford:
Moore Park Randwick Randwick
Kensington Kingsford Randwick
Daceyville Eastgardens Maroubra

Kingsford is a suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kingsford is located 7 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Randwick. Kingsford is part of the Eastern Suburbs region.

Location[edit]

Anzac Parade

Kingsford is a mainly residential area, situated directly south of the University of New South Wales, which is in Kensington. Many of the residents are students living in medium and high density housing. A large Australian Army depot lies in the east of Kingsford. Kingsford surrounded by Daceyville to the south, Eastlakes to the west, Randwick to the north, and Maroubra to the south,

At the centre of Kingsford, on Anzac Parade and Gardeners Road, there was a large roundabout connecting a public transport system to nine possible destinations via a large number of bus services. For this reason, this part of Kingsford is sometimes referred to as "nine-ways". Due to construction on light rail, the roundabout has since been converted into an intersection with traffic lights. Kingsford is less than 5 km from Coogee Beach.

History[edit]

The area was originally known as South Kensington. In 1936 it was renamed Kingsford to honour Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897–1935), as was the nearby Sydney Airport. Kingsford was undeveloped until a land boom in the 1920s.

On 19 December 1936, the coffin of Eileen O'Connor, who was likely to become Australia's second Catholic saint[citation needed], was opened in a funeral home at 347 Anzac Parade, Kingsford. The body was found to be incorrupt although Eileen had died in 1921. The body was reinterred in the Coogee home of Our Lady's Nurses for the Poor, an order which Eileen had founded.[2]

In the 1940s, many Greeks settled in the area, particularly migrants from the island of Castellorizo (or Kastellorizo). Many opened businesses in the area; and, in 1973, they built the Castellorizian Club on Anzac Parade. Kingsford was originally intended to be the terminus of the Eastern Suburbs railway line; but, as a cost-cutting measure, the line was terminated at Bondi Junction in 1979.[3] A new light rail project linking Kingsford to the CBD via Anzac Parade opened in April 2020.[4]

Charles Kingsford Smith Tribute[edit]

In 2010, a tribute was created to Charles Kingsford Smith in Gardeners Lane, off Anzac Parade. The tribute consisted of a mosaic of Smith, a mosaic of his plane, the Southern Cross, and a Trans Pacific Mural depicting the Southern Cross. The tribute was unveiled on 11 August 2010 by Mayor John Procopiadis. It was designed by Masoud Nodous; the artist was Tim Cole. In 2014, the mural depicting the Southern Cross was added. The artist was Annette Barlow.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2021 Census, there were 13,492 people in Kingsford. 46.4% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 8.3%, Indonesia 4.3%, India 2.8%, England 2.8% and Malaysia 2.5%. The most common ancestries in Kingsford were Chinese 20.8%, English 17.5%, Australian 16.7%, Irish 9.1% and Greek 8.8%. 51.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 9.8%, Greek 6.0%, Indonesian 4.0%, Cantonese 3.7% and Spanish 2.1%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion, so described 34.6%, Catholic 22.0%, Eastern Orthodox 9.0% and Anglican 5.4%.[5]

Public transport[edit]

Kingsford is located near a light rail line with L3 services to and from Circular Quay.[6]

Politics[edit]

At the federal government level of politics, Kingsford is part of the Division of Kingsford Smith in the Australian House of Representatives. Kingsford Smith has always been a Labor (ALP) stronghold.[7] Kingsford is located within the boundaries of the electoral districts of Maroubra, Coogee and Heffron.[8][9][10] In terms of local government Kingsford is a part of Randwick City Council.[11]

Churches and schools[edit]

  • St Spyridon Church is a Greek Orthodox church on Gardeners Road.[12] St Spyridon College is an independent school, with one campus located adjacent to the church.
  • The Indonesian Presbyterian Church and Kingsway Church are located at 94 Houston Road.[13]
  • Holy Trinity Anglican Church is located at the corner of Anzac Pde & Sturt Street, Kingsford.[14]
  • Gereja Focus Indonesia is an Indonesian students' church located on UNSW campus[15]
  • Kingsford Church of Christ is located on Anzac Parade[16]

Gallery[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Kingsford (NSW) (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Hosie, John (2004). Eileen: The Life of Eileen O'Connor. Strathfield: St Paul's Publications. pp. 298–300. ISBN 1876295805.
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 138
  4. ^ Rabe, Tom (3 April 2020). "Final stage of Sydney's CBD light rail opens". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 19 July 2023. Retrieved 4 March 2024.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Kingsford (NSW)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 March 2024. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Kingsford Light Rail". transportnsw.info. Anzac Pde, Kingsford. Archived from the original on 4 March 2024. Retrieved 4 March 2024.
  7. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Kingsford Smith (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 19 November 2019. Archived from the original on 4 March 2024. Retrieved 4 March 2024. Kingsford Smith covers an area from La Perouse in the south to Randwick and Coogee in the north. The main suburbs include Banksmeadow, Botany, Chifley, Clovelly (part), Coogee, Daceyville, Eastgardens, Eastlakes, Hillsdale, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Mascot, Matraville, Pagewood, Phillip Bay, Port Botany, Randwick (part) and South Coogee.
  8. ^ "The Legislative Assembly District of Heffron". NSW Electoral Commission. 4 October 2023. Archived from the original on 4 March 2024. Retrieved 4 March 2024. Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Eastlakes, Kensington, Kingsford, Mascot, Rosebery, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe,University Of Nsw, Waterloo, Zetland.
  9. ^ "The Legislative Assembly District of Maroubra". NSW Electoral Commission. 4 October 2023. Archived from the original on 4 March 2024. Retrieved 4 March 2024. Banksmeadow, Botany, Chifley, Daceyville, Eastgardens, Eastlakes, Hillsdale, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Matraville, Pagewood, Phillip Bay, Randwick, South Coogee.
  10. ^ "The Legislative Assembly District of Coogee". 4 October 2023. Archived from the original on 4 March 2024. Retrieved 4 March 2024. Bondi, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Clovelly, Coogee, Kensington, Kingsford, Queens Park, Randwick, South Coogee, Tamarama, University Of Nsw, Waverley.
  11. ^ "Suburbs" (PDF). Randwick City Council. 29 March 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 October 2023. Retrieved 4 March 2024.
  12. ^ "St Spyridon Parish & Community of South East Sydney". Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. n.d. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  13. ^ Kingsway Church
  14. ^ Holy Trinity Anglican Church
  15. ^ Gereja Focus Indonesia
  16. ^ Church of Christ, Kingsford

33°55′S 151°14′E / 33.92°S 151.23°E / -33.92; 151.23