Narraweena, New South Wales

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Narraweena
SydneyNew South Wales
Narraweena
Population6,608 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2099
Location18 km (11 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s)Wakehurst
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Narraweena:
Oxford Falls Cromer
Beacon Hill Narraweena Dee Why
Brookvale

Narraweena is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Narraweena is 18 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region.

Narraweena has two primary schools; Narraweena Public School and St John the Apostle Narraweena Catholic School.

History[edit]

St. Salvatore statue in St John Apostol church

Narraweena is an Aboriginal name meaning a quiet place in the hills.[citation needed] The suburb developed after World War II, when the land was subdivided, Narraweena Post Office opening on 1 April 1953.[2][3]

Italian people from Pazzano since the 1980s have organised an annual Santo Salvatore's fiest, with a statue very similar to the original that is taken from the catholic church of Narraweena around the suburb and back.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Narraweena (NSW) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

Coordinates: 33°44′55″S 151°16′04″E / 33.74861°S 151.26778°E / -33.74861; 151.26778