North Wahroonga, New South Wales

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North Wahroonga
SydneyNew South Wales
Population1,998 (2016 census)[1]
Established1822
Postcode(s)2076
Location23 km (14 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Ku-ring-gai Council
State electorate(s)Ku-ring-gai
Federal Division(s)Bradfield
Suburbs around North Wahroonga:
Asquith Mount Colah North Turramurra
Hornsby North Wahroonga North Turramurra
Waitara Wahroonga Wahroonga
Abseiling in bush near Cliff Avenue

North Wahroonga is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. North Wahroonga is located 23 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. Wahroonga is a separate suburb, to the south.

North Wahroonga is bounded by the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway on the west and the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on the north.

History[edit]

Wahroonga is an Aboriginal word meaning our home.

European Settlement[edit]

In the early days of British settlement in New South Wales, the main activity was cutting down the tall trees which grew there. The Wahroonga area was first settled in 1822 by Thomas Hyndes, a convict who became a wealthy landowner. Later there were many orchards, and when the railway was built it became a popular place for businessmen to build out-of-town residences with large gardens in the 1920s and 1930s.

Population[edit]

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,998 people in North Wahroonga. 61.0% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 7.2% and South Africa 5.4%. 75.5% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 27.4%, Anglican 21.0% and Catholic 20.8%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Wahroonga (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata

Coordinates: 33°42′04″S 151°07′34″E / 33.701°S 151.126°E / -33.701; 151.126