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Encyclopedia > Blacktown, New South Wales
Blacktown
SydneyNew South Wales
Postcode: 2148
Location: 34 km west of Sydney CBD
LGA: City of Blacktown
State District: Blacktown
Federal Division: Chifley Greenway
Suburbs around Blacktown
Marayong Kings Park Kings Langley
Woodcroft Doonside Blacktown Lalor Park Seven Hills
Arndell Park Eastern Creek Prospect

Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Blacktown is located 34 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative centre of the local government area of City of Blacktown. Blacktown is also the largest of any suburb or township in New South Wales. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... “NSW” redirects here. ... Australian postcodes have four digits; envelopes for posting from Australia reflect this. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... The Sydney central business district (CBD) is, commercially, the most important in Australia. ... Map of Local Government Areas in New South Wales Types of LGAs in New South Wales The Local Government Areas of New South Wales, Australia have been subject to periodic bouts of restructuring and rationalisation by the State Government, involving voluntary and involuntary amalgamation of areas. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Blacktown. ... State Electoral District is a term used to refer to a voting area within Australian states. ... Blacktown is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. ... The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. ... The Division of Chifley is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. ... The Division of Greenway is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. ... This is a complete listing of the suburbs and localities in the greater Sydney area in alphabetical order. ... Marayong is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Kings Park is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... // Overview Kings Langley is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Woodcroft is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Doonside is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Lalor Park is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Seven Hills is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Arndell Park is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... Eastern Creek is a suburb in Western Sydney, Australia, and is adjacent to Erskine Park and Rooty Hill. ... Prospect is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Blacktown. ... Greater Western Sydney is a very general term which is used to describe the region west of the metropolitan area of Sydney, Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... “NSW” redirects here. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... A view of the Sydney CBD from Farm Cove Map of the CBD The central business district (CBD) of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, Australia, extends southwards for about 2 km from Sydney Cove, the point of first European settlement. ... Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled by each individual Local Government. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Blacktown. ...

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History

Governor Lachlan Macquarie had an understanding attitude towards Aborigines and made several attempts to raise their standard of living. One of his ideas was to grant them their own land and Blacks' Town was established in 1821 in the area of present Plumpton. Major General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales Major-General Lachlan Macquarie CB (31 January 1762[1] – 1 July 1824), British military officer and colonial administrator, served as Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development... Languages Several hundred indigenous Australian languages (many extinct or nearly so), Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Torres Strait Creole, Kriol Religions Primarily Christian, with minorities of other religions including various forms of Traditional belief systems based around the Dreamtime Related ethnic groups see List of Indigenous Australian group names Indigenous... Plumpton is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ...


A school for Aborigines was moved in 1823 from Parramatta to the site where Richmond Road meets Rooty Hill Road North (this intersecton is now in the suburbs of Hassall Grove, Glendenning and Quakers Hill [1]). The road from Prospect to Richmond became known as the Black Town Road. In 1860 the Railway Department gave the name of Black Town Road Station to the railway station at the junction of the railway and the Black Town Road, with the name shortening to Blacktown by 1862. Parramatta is a city, suburb and Local Government Area in Sydney, Australia, 25 kilometres west of the central business district (CBD) in Western Sydney. ... Hassall Grove is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Glendenning is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Quakers Hill is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney on the outskirts of the Hills District, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Prospect is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Richmond is a town near Sydney, Australia. ... Blacktown Road is a secondary road which links the City of Blacktown to the M4 Motorway in Sydney, Australia adjacent to the Great Western Highway. ... This article is about 1862 . ...


Commercial Area

The Blacktown Commercial Business District is located close to Blacktown railway station. Westpoint Blacktown is a major shopping centre in Blacktown. Blacktown has many restaurants and bars. The Blacktown CBD features the following landmarks: Blacktown is a railway station on the Western railway line, Sydney of the CityRail network, servicing the suburb of Blacktown and surrounding region. ... Westpoint Blacktown is a large shopping centre situated in Sydneys western suburbs that is owned by the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC). ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ...

  • Blacktown City Council corporate head office
  • Blacktown Courthouse and Police Station
  • Max Webber Library - Blacktown City Council's newly completed central library
  • Blacktown Hospital

Blacktown Hospital is an acute care hospital in Blacktown, New South Wales. ...

Transport

Blacktown is a railway station on the Western railway line, Sydney of the CityRail network, servicing the suburb of Blacktown and surrounding region. ... The Western Line is part of the metropolitan rail network in Sydney known as CityRail. ... The concourse of  Central Railway Station, the main station on the CityRail network. ...

Public Schools

  • Blacktown TAFE
  • Blacktown Boys High School
  • Blacktown Girls High School
  • Blacktown North Public School
  • Blacktown South Public School
  • Blacktown West Public School
  • Coreen School
  • Evans High School
  • Lynwood Park Public School
  • Marayong Heights Public School
  • Marayong Public School
  • Marayong South Public School
  • Mitchell High School
  • Seven Hills West Public School
  • Shelley Public School
  • Walters Road Public School

Private Schools

  • Tyndale Parent Controlled Christian School Years K - 12
  • Patrician Brothers (Boys) Years 7 - 12
  • Nagle College (Girls) Years 7 - 12
  • St. Patricks Years K - 6
  • St. Michaels Years K - 6

Sport and Recreation

The Western Sydney Ice Dogs (sometimes the Western is said simply as West) are a semi-professional ice hockey team in the Australian Ice Hockey League. ... The Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) is Australias top-level ice hockey league. ...

Population

As of 2005, the population of Blacktown City exceeds 290,000 [1]


Demographics

Today, the City of Blacktown continues to be home to a large Aboriginal population, the largest Aboriginal population of any metropolitan local government area. It has a large population of recent migrants to Australia. [2]


Notable Residents

Toni Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress and musician. ... Kym Valentine (b May 24, 1977, Blacktown, Sydney, Australia) began her acting career in a McDonalds fast food advertisement at age five. ...

References

  1. ^ Blacktown history
  2. ^ Suburb profiles

External links

Coordinates: 33°46′16″S 150°54′23″E / -33.7710, 150.9063 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Street Directory, MSN Maps and Multimap.
    • Satellite image from Google Maps, WikiMapia and MSN Live Local.
    • Topographic and bathymetric map from Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia.
Suburbs of the City of Blacktown | Western Sydney | Hills District | Sydney
Acacia Gardens | Arndell Park | Bidwill | Blackett | Blacktown | Colebee | Dean Park | Dharruk | Doonside | Eastern Creek | Emerton | Glendenning | Glenwood | Hassall Grove | Hebersham | Huntingwood | Kellyville Ridge | Kings Langley | Kings Park | Lalor Park | Lethbridge Park | Marayong | Marsden Park | Minchinbury | Mount Druitt | Oakhurst | Newbury | Parklea | Plumpton | Prospect | Quakers Hill | Riverstone | Rooty Hill | Rouse Hill | Schofields | Seven Hills | Shalvey | Shanes Park | Stanhope Gardens | The Ponds | Toongabbie | Tregear | Vineyard | Whalan | Willmot | Woodcroft
List of Sydney suburbs
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  Results from FactBites:
 
City of Blacktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1417 words)
The City of Blacktown is situated approximately 35km from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on the Cumberland Plain in the heart of Western Sydney.
The Blacktown railway station is an interconecting station for the Countrylink services between Dubbo and the country terminal in the Sydney CBD.It is also a bus interchange utilised by Westbus and Busways transport operaters providing connection to local suburbs not directly linked by rail.
Blacktown City recorded the eighth largest increase in resident population in Australia in the Intercensal Period (1991-1996) and the second largest in NSW with an increase of 20,548 persons, average annual growth rate of 1.9%.
Blacktown, New South Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (313 words)
Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Blacktown was originally named for the fact that there was an Aboriginal settlement here.
Today, the City of Blacktown continues to be home to a large Aboriginal population.
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