Sandringham, New South Wales

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Sandringham
SydneyNew South Wales
Georges River at Sandringham.jpg
Georges River, Sandringham
Population1,238 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2219
Location18 km (11 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Bayside Council
State electorate(s)Rockdale
Federal Division(s)Cook
Suburbs around Sandringham:
Sans Souci Dolls Point
Sans Souci Sandringham Botany Bay
Sans Souci Taren Point Kurnell
Georges River Sailing Club

Sandringham is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Sandringham is located 18 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Sandringham is in the local government area of the Bayside Council.

Sandringham is a quiet residential suburb on the western shore of Botany Bay, at the mouth of the Georges River. Cook Park runs along the eastern and southern border and the beach stretches from Dolls Point to Sandringham Bay. The Georges River Sailing Club sits on the foreshore. A small group of shops is located at the intersection of Clareville Avenue and Russell Avenue, on the border with Sans Souci and Sandringham.

History[edit]

Sandringham was originally known as Strippers Point in the 1830s, from the local occupation of tree-felling and bark-stripping. William Rust, bought a grand house on Rocky Point Road at Sans Souci from Thomas Holt (1811–88), which he turned into a luxurious hotel. [2] Later, he moved to Strippers Point renamed it Sandringham and built the Prince of Wales Hotel. As an ardent royalist, it is thought he chose the name to honour Edward VII, the Prince of Wales who in 1872 was also building a royal residence at Sandringham, in Norfolk, England.

The area between Cooks River and Georges River was originally known as Seven Mile Beach. It was changed to Lady Robinson’s Beach in 1874 to honour the wife of Governor Sir Hercules Robinson. Cook Park is named after Samuel Cook who advocated for public pleasure.[3]

Landmarks[edit]

  • Sandringham Bay, Sandringham Baths
  • Cook Park, Clareville Reserve, Stan Moses Reserve, Scott Park, Peter Depena Reserve
  • Georges River Reserve

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 1,238 people usually resident in Sandringham. 31.5% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being Greece 6.2%, China 1.9%, England and Egypt 1.7%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 62.4% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 16.4%, Arabic 5.1% and Macedonian 2.7%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 27% Eastern Orthodox Church 25.4%. No Religion 13.2% and Anglican 12.4%. [1]

Sandringham Panorama

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sandringham (State suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ http://www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/pages/rockdale_sub_sanssouci.aspx
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 240

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°59′55″S 151°08′11″E / 33.9985°S 151.1363°E / -33.9985; 151.1363