Talk:Warrawee, New South Wales
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Warrawee - corrections and additions
Knox Grammer School senior campus does not lie within the suburb of Warrawee. The boundary is the road alignment on Boorambil St to the SE of the campus. KGS does own several residental properties within the suburb, some of which serve as administraion buildings, some are used for senior staff member accomodation (e.g. the Headmasters house on the SE side of Boorambil). The only KGS property of educational note is
Kelso(oops wrong school) sports field on the northern side of Bangalla St which is used by both the Senior and Junior Schools (and the Old Boy's Society) as sports fields. The only school campus entirely within the suburb is Warrawee Public.
Warrawee is the location of examples of residental architecture by several of Australia's significant architects, Gilling, Hunt, Venables Vernon (the son of the State Architect) and Wilkinson to name a few. Vernon's daughter, now well into her late 80's remains a Warrawee resident in the house Vernon designed and built for his mother on Warrawee Ave. (Literature ref's are available - I will attempt to provide).
Due to Warrawee's location on the Hornsby escarpment and the local geography, residents of the suburb east of the railway line claim that it is the wettest suburb in Sydney. As a resident, I have some faith in that but no proof - other than "if it rains anywhere in Sydney it rains in Warrawee".
Much of the suburb east of the railway was rural until the 1920's.
oops 22.214.171.124 22:50, 19 February 2007 (UTC)