Wollstonecraft, New South Wales

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SydneyNew South Wales
Wollstonecraft Railway Station 1.JPG
Wollstonecraft Railway Station
Population 8,012 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 6,680/km2 (17,300/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2065
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
Suburbs around Wollstonecraft:
St Leonards St Leonards Crows Nest
Greenwich Wollstonecraft North Sydney
Greenwich Waverton North Sydney

Wollstonecraft /ˈwʊlstən.krɑːft/ 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.[2] 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.[3]

Edward Wollstonecraft’s business associate, Alexander Berry, was another prominent resident in the area,[4] and namesake of Berry Island, a harbour-side location in Wollstonecraft.


Wollstonecraft railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wollstonecraft (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ State Library of New South Wales (1993), Guide to the papers of the Berry, Wollstonecraft and Hay Families (PDF), retrieved 20 October 2009 
  3. ^ "Biography of Edward Wollstonecraft". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  4. ^ 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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Coordinates: 33°50′01″S 151°11′29″E / 33.83356°S 151.19128°E / -33.83356; 151.19128