Mays Hill, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Mays Hill Historic Cemetery
|Population||767 (2016 census)|
|Location||24 km (15 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
Mays Hill is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Mays Hill is located 24 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the Cumberland Council and City of Parramatta, and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
Originally some of the lands that is now Mays Hill was part of the governor's domain. This was subdivided and Thomas May was one of the purchasers.
- The most common ancestries were English 13.2%, Australian 11.1%, Chinese 10.4%, Lebanese 9.9% and Indian 9.4%.
- The most common countries of birth were India 8.8%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 6.6%, Lebanon 4.2%, Afghanistan 3.5% and Sri Lanka 3.2%.
- Common responses for language included Arabic 8.4%, Mandarin 5.7%, Tamil 4.9%, Gujarati 4.2% and Cantonese 4.1%.
- The most common religions were Catholic 30.5%, No Religion 13.4%, Hinduism 12.8%, Islam 7.4% and Anglican 7.1%.
Mays Hill Cemetery
Mays Hill Cemetery is the one of four historic cemeteries in City of Parramatta local government area and contains the graves of many well known local pioneering families including the Paytens, Fullagars, Houisons, Downs, Ardills and Mustons. This cemetery was originally known as Western Road Cemetery as it is located on the Great Western Highway.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mays Hill (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
- Varman, Dr Robert V J P (2001). "Report in Support of a Section 140 Application. Park Lodge, 9-10 The Park, Parramatta (13-21 Good Street, Westmead)". NSW Archaeology Online: Grey Literature Archive. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
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