Mount Annan, New South Wales

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Mount Annan
SydneyNew South Wales
MtAnnanBotanicGardens.jpg
Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
Population 10,540 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,474.1/km2 (3,818/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2567
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)[2]
Area 7.15 km2 (2.8 sq mi)[2]
Location 60 km (37 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Camden Council
Region Macarthur
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Hume
Suburbs around Mount Annan:
Smeaton Grange Currans Hill Blairmount
Narellan Vale Mount Annan Campbelltown
Spring Farm Menangle Park Glen Alpine

Mount Annan is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Mount Annan is located 60 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Camden Council, and is part of the Macarthur region.

History[edit]

The area now known as Mount Annan was originally home to the Dharawal people, based in the Illawarra region, although the Western Sydney-based Darug people and the Southern Highlands-based Gandangara people were also known to have inhabited the greater Camden area. Very early relations with British settlers were cordial but as farmers started clearing and fencing the land, affecting food resources in the area, clashes between the groups arose until 1816 when a number of indigenous people were massacred and the remainder retreated from direct conflict with the settlers.[3]

In 1805, wool pioneer John Macarthur was granted 5,000 acres (20 km²) at Cowpastures (now Camden). After the land was cleared, it was used for farming for most of the next 200 years until Sydney's suburban sprawl reached the town of Camden and modern suburbs like Mount Annan were subdivided into housing blocks.[3]

Transport[edit]

Mount Annan is off the M5 motorway and Hume Highway. It includes the locality formerly known as Glenlee and the former Glenlee coal loader, which served the former Burragorang Valley coal mines. A number of bus services controlled by Busabout Sydney[4] run through the suburb. The nearest railway station is Macarthur.

Education[edit]

There are three local schools in the area. Mount Annan Public School (MAPS)[5] was built in 1993 and is located on Stenhouse Drive. Mount Annan High School (MAHS)[6] was built in 2003 and is located on Welling Drive. Mount Annan Christian College (MACC)[7] which was built in 1999 and is located on Narellan Road.

Sport[edit]

Netball[edit]

Mount Annan is home to one netball club, Mount Annan Netball Club, which was founded in 1993. MANC is affiliated with the Camden and District Netball Association. There are approximately 300 players a year across 30 teams.[8]

Soccer[edit]

Mount Annan Mustangs is Mount Annan's local soccer club. The group was formed in 1999 by Alan Dudley.[9]

Cricket[edit]

Mount Annan is a part of the Cobbitty-Narellan Cricket Club. It is hosted at the Birriwa Reserve.[10][11]

Swimming[edit]

Mount Annan Swimming Club is hosted at Mount Annan Leisure Centre, which is owned by YMCA, which runs its swimming season from October through to August.[12][13]

Commercial area[edit]

There are two notable shopping malls in the area, Mount Annan Marketplace[14] and Mount Annan Central.[15] There are also several restaurants in the area including Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, American, and other cuisines.[16]

Coles Express Mount Annan[17] is the only petrol station,[18] and is located on Waterworth Drive and Holdsworth Drive.

Mount Annan has an Anytime Fitness gym[19] located on Main Street, and a leisure centre Mount Annan Leisure Centre[20] (which also has a gym) located on Welling Drive. A pub known as Mount Annan Hotel[21] located on Main Street.

Churches[edit]

  • C3 Church Mount Annan[22]

Landmarks[edit]

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is primarily a native garden but is equipped with barbecuing facilities and picnic areas.[23] Mount Annan is a hill within the grounds and there is a track in the gardens to the summit. Sundial Hill[24] is another landmark of the gardens and there is a water feature area. The gardens also includes a Stolen Generations Memorial.[25]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census, the suburb of Mount Annan had a population of 10,540 people, with a very high percentage of families with children (61.7%). The suburb is almost entirely detached houses (90.8%) with 273 dwellings recorded as either apartments or townhouses. A very high percentage of these houses are mortgaged (66.7%), a little under double the national average (34.9%).[1]

Local media[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

Websites[edit]

  • MountAnnan.net[29] - local news and information

Governance[edit]

Mount Annan lies in the central ward of Camden Council, currently represented by Rob Mills, Ashleigh Cagney and Theresa Fedeli. It sits within the state electorate of Camden, represented by Liberal Party of Australia's Chris Patterson, a former Mayor of Camden, and the federal electorate of Hume, represented by Liberal's Angus Taylor.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats: Mount Annan". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Frequently asked questions about Mount Annan, NSW". Digital Atlas Pty Limited. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The History of Camden". Camden Historical Society. Retrieved 20 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Campbelltown and Camden bus network map" (PDF). Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Mount Annan Public School (MAPS)
  6. ^ Mount Annan High School (MAHS)
  7. ^ Mount Annan Christian College (MACC)
  8. ^ "About Mount Annan Netball Club". Mount Annan Netball Club. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Mount Annan Mustangs - About Us". Mount Annan Mustangs. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Cobbitty-Narellan Cricket Club - Club Details". Cobbitty-Narellan Cricket Club - Club Details. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Camden Council - Sporting Fields". Camden Council - Sporting Fields. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Mount Annan Leisure Centre". Mount Annan Leisure Centre. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Mount Annan Swimming Club - Club Nights". Mount Annan Swimming Club - Club Nights. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "Mount Annan Marketplace Website". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Mount Annan Central Website". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Restaurants in Mt Annan NSW". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Coles Store Locator Mount Annan". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Service Stations in Mt Annan". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "Anytime Fitness Mount Annan". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Mount Annan Leisure Centre". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Mount Annan Hotel". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "C3 Church Mount Annan". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "Planning Your Visit - Visitor Facilities". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  24. ^ "Sundial". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  25. ^ "Indigenous - The Stolen Generations Memorial". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  26. ^ Camden Advertiser
  27. ^ a b "Narellan local newspapers". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  28. ^ Macarthur Advertiser
  29. ^ MountAnnan.net

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°03′54″S 150°45′36″E / 34.065°S 150.760°E / -34.065; 150.760