Llandilo, New South Wales

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Llandilo
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 1,597 (2011 census)
 • Density 70.79/km2 (183.34/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2747
Area 22.56 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Location 54 km (34 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Penrith City Council
State electorate(s) Londonderry
Federal Division(s) Lindsay
Suburbs around Llandilo:
Berkshire Park Shanes Park Ropes Crossing
Londonderry
Cranebrook
Llandilo St Marys
Cambridge Gardens Werrington Downs Werrington County

Llandilo is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 54 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Llandilo is a small semi-rural outcrop between two creeks.

History[edit]

Llandilo is named after the Welsh town of Llandeilo.

Aboriginal culture[edit]

Prior to European settlement, what is now Llandilo was home to the Mulgoa people who spoke the Darug language. They lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle governed by traditional laws, which had their origins in the Dreamtime. Their homes were bark huts called 'gunyahs'. They hunted kangaroos and emus for meat, and gathered yams, berries and other native plants. Shortly after the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia in 1788, an outbreak of smallpox decimated the local indigenous communities and made it easier for settlers to disposses them of their land.[1]

European settlement[edit]

The first land grant in the area was made to Samuel Terry in 1818. He named the area Terry Brook. By the 1860s it was known as Llandilo after a Welsh town. While the landholdings have reduced in size down to around one or 2 acres (8,100 m2), the area is still primarily rural as it has been for the past 200 years or so.[2]

Llandilo Post Office opened on 1 July 1890.[3]

Schools[edit]

Llandilo public is the local school, established 1866.

Xavier College, a Catholic school was completed in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dharug Aboriginal History". Christopher Tobin. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Penrith Local Suburb profiles - Llandilo". Penrith City Council. Retrieved 2007-08-10. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°42′22″S 150°44′43″E / 33.7061°S 150.7453°E / -33.7061; 150.7453