Koolewong, New South Wales

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Koolewong
Central CoastNew South Wales
Koolewong Ridge - panoramio (21).jpg
Koolewong, Central Coast, NSW
Population871 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density440/km2 (1,130/sq mi)
Postcode(s)2256
Area2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Central Coast Council
ParishPatonga
State electorate(s)Gosford
Federal Division(s)Robertson
Suburbs around Koolewong:
Tascott
Brisbane Water National Park Koolewong Brisbane Water
Brisbane Water National Park Woy Woy Bay Woy Woy

Koolewong is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia between Gosford and Woy Woy, and is mostly on a hill overlooking Brisbane Water. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.

The suburb contains Koolewong railway station, which is on the Main North railway line.

History[edit]

Koolewong is an Aboriginal word for Koala amongst local Indigenous peoples.[2]

Koolewong was originally known as "Glenrock" but the name Koolewong was selected by the NSW Railways for the station and the locality subsequently also became known as Koolewong.[2]

The population of the suburb recorded at the 2016 census was 871; an increase from the 794 recorded in 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Koolewong". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Newsletter of the Brisbane Water Historical Society Cooranbean Courier August 2017
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Koolewong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata

Coordinates: 33°27′58″S 151°19′05″E / 33.466°S 151.318°E / -33.466; 151.318