Wollstonecraft, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Wollstonecraft Railway Station
|Population||8,012 (2011 census)|
|• Density||6,680/km2 (17,300/sq mi)|
|Area||1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)|
|Location||4 km (2 mi) north of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||North Sydney Council|
|State electorate(s)||North Shore|
|Federal Division(s)||North Sydney|
Wollstonecraft // is an affluent harbourside suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 4 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of North Sydney Council.
Wollstonecraft was named after Edward Wollstonecraft, the first settler to receive a land grant of 500 acres (2.0 km2) in the area, in 1821. Wollstonecraft left England to seek fortune for himself and his sister Elizabeth and to escape the notoriety of his aunt, Mary Wollstonecraft, author of the book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wollstonecraft (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
- State Library of New South Wales (1993), Guide to the papers of the Berry, Wollstonecraft and Hay Families (PDF), retrieved 20 October 2009
- "Biography of Edward Wollstonecraft". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8
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