Orchard Hills, New South Wales

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Orchard Hills
SydneyNew South Wales
Mamre Homestead.JPG
Mamre Homestead
Orchard Hills is located in New South Wales
Orchard Hills
Orchard Hills
Coordinates 33°46′53″S 150°44′11″E / 33.78139°S 150.73639°E / -33.78139; 150.73639Coordinates: 33°46′53″S 150°44′11″E / 33.78139°S 150.73639°E / -33.78139; 150.73639
Population 1,912 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1806
Postcode(s) 2748
Location 56 km (35 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Penrith City Council
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Orchard Hills:
South Penrith Kingswood St Marys
Glenmore Park Orchard Hills St Clair
Mulgoa Luddenham Erskine Park

Orchard Hills is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 56 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.

History[edit]

Orchard Hills takes its name from the orchards located on the area's undulating hills at the turn of the 20th century. In 1806, Governor Philip King granted 600 acres (2.4 km2) in what is now Orchard Hills to Mary Putland, the daughter of the incoming governor, William Bligh. She named the property Frogmore.

Rev. Samuel Marsden built Mamre, a two-storey Georgian house, c.1830, on the west side of what is now Mamre Road. It was constructed of sandstone and is heritage-listed.[2] It is now used as a function centre and is open for guided tours.[3]

Adjoining the Frogmore Estate was the York Estate, originally owned by the York family. When it was subdivided in the late 1880s, the land was mainly sold for orchards and vineyards. By the early 1900s a rural community had established in the area and a village developed.

The Mount Hope Methodist Church was built in 1904 and the York Estate Public School was built in 1910. Until this time the area had no consistent name being known by different people as Frogmore, York and Mount Hope. A public meeting was called in October 1910 at the new school to choose a name and Orchard Hills won the day.[4]

Orchard Hills, New South Wales, Australia is located in the centre of the City of Penrith. Sydney Water’s supply pipeline is its southern boundary line, while the suburbs of St Clair and Erskine Park border the suburb to the east. Kingswood and Claremont Meadows are northern neighbours and Glenmore Park, South Penrith and the rural areas of Wallacia and Mulgoa comprise the western boundary. Orchard Hills has a predominately rural character with undulating hills and scenic vistas. Its landscape is mainly overlaid with orchards and grapevines with some housing development in recent years. This suburb epitomises the City of Penrith’s vision of a region with a harmony of urban and rural qualities.33 47’00″S 150 43’00″E

Postcode: 2748 Distance from Sydney: 46 km Area: 43.21 km or 4321 ha[5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Orchard Hills Treatment Works
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 42.0
(107.6)
42.5
(108.5)
40.4
(104.7)
34.6
(94.3)
27.4
(81.3)
25.0
(77)
28.0
(82.4)
30.6
(87.1)
35.2
(95.4)
40.0
(104)
42.5
(108.5)
40.5
(104.9)
42.5
(108.5)
Average high °C (°F) 28.3
(82.9)
27.8
(82)
26.5
(79.7)
23.8
(74.8)
20.4
(68.7)
17.3
(63.1)
17.2
(63)
18.9
(66)
21.8
(71.2)
23.9
(75)
25.8
(78.4)
28.5
(83.3)
28.5
(83.3)
Average low °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
17.4
(63.3)
16.0
(60.8)
13.0
(55.4)
9.6
(49.3)
7.0
(44.6)
5.3
(41.5)
5.9
(42.6)
8.7
(47.7)
11.1
(52)
13.2
(55.8)
15.5
(59.9)
11.6
(52.9)
Record low °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
11.1
(52)
8.0
(46.4)
1.6
(34.9)
1.8
(35.2)
−1.1
(30)
−1.5
(29.3)
−1.0
(30.2)
1.5
(34.7)
3.9
(39)
1.0
(33.8)
5.0
(41)
−1.5
(29.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 107.6
(4.236)
111.1
(4.374)
88.1
(3.469)
67.6
(2.661)
58.7
(2.311)
57.3
(2.256)
35.8
(1.409)
41.5
(1.634)
34.9
(1.374)
53.9
(2.122)
78.0
(3.071)
73.5
(2.894)
839.7
(33.059)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10.7 10.7 10.3 8.1 7.7 7.7 6.1 5.9 6.6 8.7 10.0 9.2 101.7
Source: [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Orchard Hills (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company (1981) p. 2/58
  3. ^ Mamre Website
  4. ^ "Penrith Local Suburb Profiles - Orchard Hills". Penrith City Council. Retrieved 8 June 2008. 
  5. ^ https://penrithhistory.com/orchard-hills/
  6. ^ "Climate statistics for Orchard Hills". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 

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