Rossmore, New South Wales

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Rossmore
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 2,286 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 140.2/km2 (363.2/sq mi)
Established 1836
Postcode(s) 2557
Area 16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Rossmore:
Bringelly Kemps Creek Austral
Bringelly Rossmore Leppington
Oran Park Catherine Field Leppington

Rossmore is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

It is bound to the east by Kemps Creek, the west by South Creek, the north by Fifteenth Avenue, and the south by Rileys Creek in the southwest and a non natural border from there. The main road through the centre of the suburb is Bringelly Road.

History[edit]

Rossmore was originally known as Cabramatta after the parish of Cabramatta. It was the subject of a novel called The Cabramatta Store by Mary Theresa Vidal, which is believed to be the first novel published by a woman in Australia. In 1856, the railway line was extended from Granville to Liverpool and a station was established at what is now the modern-day Cabramatta. There was a horse stud in the area called Rossmoor Stud which is believed to have been named after Rossmore Lodge a famous horse stud in Kildare, Ireland. To avoid confusion with the new station of Cabramatta, the old town of Cabramatta became known as Rossmore.[2][3]

Rossmore Post Office opened on 22 March 1897.[4]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 census, Rossmore had a population of 2,286 people with a median age of 39, which was slightly higher than the national median age of 38. The majority of people were born in Australia (63.7%), with the other most common countries of birth being Italy (4.7%), Lebanon (4.4%), China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) (3.2%), Malta (2.3%) and England (1.1%). About half (55.0%) of people only spoke English at home, with Arabic (10.2%), Italian (7.1%), Cantonese (4.4%), Maltese (2.5%) and Serbian (1.9%) forming the top responses for other languages spoken at home.[1]

Housing[edit]

As at the 2016 census, Rossmore had a total of 716 private dwellings, of which 99.4% were detached houses. Of these occupied private dwellings, 45.0% were owned outright, 30.5% were rented and 19.6% were owned with a mortgage.[1]

Churches[edit]

The Holy Innocents Anglican Church is situated in Church Street, just off Bringelly Road. Its foundation stone was laid on 28 December 1848 or Holy Innocents Day. It is a parish church in the Gothic Revival style and may have been designed by John Verge and John Bibb. It features steep roofs covered with shingles, an open timber porch, a nave, chancel, belfry and vestry. It is now listed on the Register of the National Estate.[5]

The suburb is also home to two Buddhist temples: the Lin Ying temple in Clementson Drive and the Vat Ketanak Khmer Kampuchea Krom in Wynyard Avenue.[2][6]

Transport[edit]

Bringelly Road connects Rossmore to Liverpool and the Westlink M7, a pay road providing relatively quick connection to Sydney CBD and other parts of greater Sydney. The only public transport in the area is the Route 855/856 bus service connecting Bringelly to Liverpool via Rossmore, Austral, Hoxton Park and Cartwright.[7]

In 2015, a stabling facility opened in Rossmore as part of the South West Rail Link, though the terminus station is located at Leppington.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Rossmore (NSW) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "History of our suburbs: Rossmore". Liverpool City Council. Archived from the original on 18 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Women's history - Liverpool area". Liverpool Women's Resources Centre. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  5. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/42
  6. ^ "Buddhist organisations in NSW". Buddhism Australia. Archived from the original on 31 March 2008. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  7. ^ Route Map Interline Bus Service

Coordinates: 33°55′21″S 150°46′11″E / 33.92240°S 150.76964°E / -33.92240; 150.76964