Wollstonecraft, New South Wales

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Wollstonecraft
SydneyNew South Wales
Wollstonecraft Railway Station 1.JPG
Wollstonecraft Railway Station
Population8,323 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density6,940/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s)2065
Area1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location4 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 (/ˈwʊlstənkrɑːft, -kræft/) is a 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.

History[edit]

Wollstonecraft was named after Edward Wollstonecraft, the first settler to receive a land grant of 500 acres (200 hectares) 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.

Prior to the arrival of European settlers, the area was part of the traditional lands of the Cammeraygal people of the Eora nation.

Population[edit]

In the 2016 Census, there were 8,323 people in Wollstonecraft. 55.7% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 6.3%, China 3.9%, New Zealand 2.7%, Hong Kong 2.0% and India 1.9%. 69.3% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 4.1%, Cantonese 3.9%, Spanish 1.7% and Japanese 1.5%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 39.2%, Catholic 21.3%, and Anglican 11.3%.[1]

Transport[edit]

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

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wollstonecraft (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata CC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  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. ^ M. D. Stephen (1967). "Wollstonecraft, Edward (1783–1832)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. MUP. 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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°50′01″S 151°11′29″E / 33.83356°S 151.19128°E / -33.83356; 151.19128