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Encyclopedia > Gosford, New South Wales
Gosford
New South Wales

Population:
Density:
301,551 (2006)
165/km²
Elevation: 10 m
Area: 1,028 km²
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST) Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Image File history File links Gosford_location_nsw_aus. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... (Redirected from 10 m) To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 10 m and 100 m. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...

AEST (UTC+10)

AEST (UTC+11) UTC+10 time zone Australia (AEST—Australian Eastern Standard Time) Australian Capital Territory**, New South Wales** (except Broken Hill, which observes South Australia time), Queensland, Tasmania** (which observes DST starting on the first weekend of October instead of the last), Victoria** Guam (Chamorro Standard Time via US Law) Federated States... UTC+10 time zone Australia (AEST—Australian Eastern Standard Time) Australian Capital Territory**, New South Wales** (except Broken Hill, which observes South Australia time), Queensland, Tasmania** (which observes DST starting on the first weekend of October instead of the last), Victoria** Guam (Chamorro Standard Time via US Law) Federated States... Categories: Time zones ... as non DST time Federated States of Micronesia Kosrae, Pohnpei, and surrounding area New Caledonia Russia Kuril Islands* Magadan Oblast* Sakha Republic* (eastern portion) Solomon Islands Vanuatu as DST Australia (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) Australian Capital Territory** New South Wales** Tasmania** (where daylight saving time starts on the first weekend...

Location: 76 km from Sydney
LGA: Gosford City Council
State District: Gosford
Federal Division: Robertson

Gosford is the main city of the Central Coast of New South Wales, located approximately 50 km north of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) in a straight line, but somewhat further by road due to the shape of the coastline. The city is situated at the northern extremity of Brisbane Water, an extensive northern branch of the Hawkesbury River estuary and Broken Bay. The town is the administrative centre of Gosford City Council, which along with Wyong Shire forms the Central Coast. Gosford is often recognised as being part of the Sydney Metropolitan Area. km redirects here. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920, in the city limits. ... 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. ... Gosford City Council is a Local Government Area of the Australian state of New South Wales. ... State Electoral District is a term used to refer to a voting area within Australian states. ... Gosford 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 Robertson is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. ... The Central Coast is an urban region in the Australian state of New South Wales, located on the coastline north of Sydney and south of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920, in the city limits. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Brisbane Water is the northern arm of Broken Bay on the east coast of New South Wales Australia. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Rio de la Plata estuary Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Estuaries An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea[1]. Estuaries are often associated with high rates of... Broken Bay is a large inlet of the Pacific Ocean located about 50 km north of Sydney on the coast of New South Wales. ... Gosford City Council is a Local Government Area of the Australian state of New South Wales. ... Wyong Shire Council is a Local Government Area located around the coastal lake system of Tuggerah Lake, Budgewoi Lake and Lake Munmorah. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920, in the city limits. ...

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History

Prior to European settlement, the area around Gosford was occupied by two groups of Australian Aborigines, the Guringai and Darkinjung peoples, with the Guringai being principally coastal-dwellers and the Darkingung occupying land to the west. Australian Aborigines are the main indigenous people of Australia. ... Kuringgai (also spelt Ku-ring-gai, Kuring-gai, Guringai) is a name referring to an Indigenous Australian people of New South Wales. ... Darkinjung is an Indigenous Australian nation located (-33. ...


Along with the other land around the Hawkesbury River estuary, the Brisbane Water district was explored during the early stages of the settlement of Sydney. In the early 1800s some pioneering European settlers began occupying the land, for timber-cutting (mainly ironbark and Australian red cedar), lime production and grazing. History of Sydney stretches back to prehistoric times. ... Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1805 - 1815). ... Ironbark is a common name of a number of species in the genus Eucalyptus with dark deeply furrowed bark. ... species (Toona australis - Australian Redcedar, usually included in ) Toona calantas - kalantas Toona ciliata - toon, suren Toona sinensis - timber is known as suren, sometimes grown as an ornamental without an accepted common name. ... Calcium oxide (CaO), commonly known as lime, quicklime or burnt lime, is a widely used chemical compound. ... Grazing To feed on growing herbage, attached algae, or phytoplankton. ...


Gosford itself was founded as a government township in the 1830s, originally to be named Point Frederick, but named Gosford at the direction of the Governor of NSW. The name Point Frederick is now used for a suburb and the spit of land it occupies, stretching southwards from Gosford. Since shipping was the principal form of transport, the position at the northernmost end of Brisbane water provided access to the timber and other developing primary industries in the valleys of Narara Creek to the north and Erina Creek to the east. By the late 1800s the agriculture in the region was diversifying, with market gardens and citrus orchards occupying the rich soil left after the timber harvest. In 1887 the rail link to Sydney was completed, requiring a bridge over the Hawkesbury River and a tunnel through the sandstone ridge west of Woy Woy. The introduction of this transport link, and then the Pacific Highway in 1930 accelerated the development of the region. Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria... Point Frederick is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, as part of the Gosford City Council local government area. ... Operation Market Garden was an Allied military operation in World War II, which took place in September 1944. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Woy Woy is a coastal town 85 km north of Sydney, on the Central Coast of New South Wales and an important centre of population within the municipal boundaries of Gosford City Council. ... The Pacific Highway is a major transport route in eastern Australia and is part of Australias Highway 1. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ...


Prior to 1947, the town of Gosford was part of the Erina Shire. In January of 1980, Gosford was declared a city.


Gosford today

Gosford proper is located in a valley with President's Hill on the city's western border and Rumbalara Reserve on its eastern border, and Brisbane water to the city's south. Mann Street, Gosford's main street and part of the Pacific Highway, runs north-south contains the frontage for much of its commercial district. The Central Coast Highway runs past Gosford's waterfront area, while its predecessor the Pacific Highway takes on several names through the CBD itself. Mann Street contains the main public transport links for Gosford, with Gosford railway station (CityRail and CountryLink) and the termini for several bus routes. The Central Coast Highway is a major road corridor through the Central Coast region of New South Wales. ... The Pacific Highway is a major transport route in eastern Australia and is part of Australias Highway 1. ... Gosford is a railway station located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia on the Newcastle & Central Coast Line. ... The waiting area at  Central Railway Station, the main station on the CityRail network CityRail is an operating division of RailCorp, a publicly owned corporation of the government of the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... CountryLink is the name given to the train and coach services that runs throughout regional areas in the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. ...


In the centre of Gosford is a shopping and community precinct, including Kibble Park, William Street Mall, Gosford City Library, the Imperial Shopping Centre, the Gosford Town Shopping Centre and a full range of shops, cafes, banks and services, especially along William Street Mall. Over the period 2000-2005, Gosford has been dramatically transformed through the building of many high-rise blocks of flats, principally occupying hill-side locations in and around Gosford, with many more high-rise developments due for completion in the near future. An apartment (or flat) is a self-contained housing unit that occupies only part of a building. ...


Gosford is also home to

The north part of Gosford's CBD, looking down Mann Street toward the large yellow building which is the Imperial Shopping Centre. Further in the distance the Council building can be seen.

Gosford Hospital is a 484-bed hospital[1] in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia. ... Gosford High School, (abbreviation GHS) is a school located in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia. ... Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium at night Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium (formerly known as Northpower Stadium and Central Coast Express Advocate Stadium) is a sports venue on Grahame Park in Gosford, on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. ... The Northern Eagles were a short-lived Rugby League team, formed during the rationalisation of the National Rugby League by the merger of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the North Sydney Bears, in 2000. ... The National Rugby League (sometimes referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a professional competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australasias primary rugby league competition. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Central Coast Mariners FC, also known as The Mariners or The Coast, are an Australian professional football (soccer) team based on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Union website www. ... The Australian Rugby Championship rugby union competition that will commence in Australia in July 2007. ... The form of the Government of New South Wales is prescribed in its Constitution, which dates from 1856, although it has been amended many times since then. ... Image File history File links Gosford,_nsw. ... Image File history File links Gosford,_nsw. ...

Notes

  • Gosford is recognised as a part of Sydney in the Australian cities population ranking article.

See also

Coordinates: 33°25′36″S, 151°20′30″E This is a list of cities in Australia arranged by state. ... Gosford is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. ... The Legislative Assembly, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of the parliament of New South Wales in Australia. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...



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Gosford, New South Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (737 words)
Gosford is the main city of the Central Coast of New South Wales, located approximately 50 km north of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) in a straight line, but somewhat further by road due to the shape of the coastline.
Gosford itself was founded as a government township in the 1830s, originally to be named Point Frederick, but named Gosford at the direction of the Governor of NSW.
Gosford proper is located in a valley with President's Hill on the city's western border and Rumbalara Reserve on its eastern border, and Brisbane water to the city's south.
Eric Shackle's eBook - Goose Ford (1780 words)
Gosford House is in Scotland, Gosford Castle is in Northern Ireland.
And the city of Gosford, New South Wales, Australia, was named in honour of the second Earl (and is also the home of a talented artist named Charles Gosford).
Perhaps Gosford City Council should consider replacing its emblem of a pelican with one of a goose, because a painstaking internet search has revealed that the name Gosford means "the goose ford".
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