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Encyclopedia > Loftus, New South Wales

Loftus is a suburb, in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 29km south of the Sydney central business district in the Sutherland Shire. Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Southern Sydney is an informal, term to describe the local government areas and suburbs which form the southern part of the metropolitan area of Sydney, Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Emblems: Floral - Waratah (Telopea speciosissima); Bird - Kookaburra (Dacelo gigas); Animal - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus); Fish - Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis) Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Const. ... The Sydney central business district (CBD) is, commercially, the most important in Australia. ... For Sutherlandshire in Scotland, see Sutherlandshire. ...

Sydney suburbs near Loftus
(Sutherland Shire)
Woronora Heights Woronora Sutherland
Lucas Heights Loftus Kirrawee
Engadine Yarrawarrah Royal National Park


Loftus is a residential suburb with a bushland atmosphere, adjacent to the Royal National Park that flanks Sydney's south eastern boundary. The western border is formed by Loftus and Fahy Creeks. Prince Edward Park and Woronora Cemetery form the northern border. This is a complete listing of the suburbs and localities in the greater Sydney area in alphabetical order. ... For Sutherlandshire in Scotland, see Sutherlandshire. ... Woronora Heights is a neighbourhood in Sutherland Shire in the south of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Woronora is a suburb in the south east of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... The suburb of Sutherland is the seat of Sutherland Shire, Australia. ... Lucas Heights is a neighbourhood in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney, Australia. ... Kirrawee (, ) is a suburb of Southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Engadine is a suburb of Sydney, Australias largest city. ... Yarrawarrah is a suburb in the south of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Winter at Wattamolla beach. ... Winter at Wattamolla beach. ...

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Transport

The Princes Highway runs along the eastern border. Loftus railway station is on the City Rail Illawarra line. Loftus is also home to the Sydney Tramway Museum and a tram line runs from the museum to the Royal National Park. The tram line was originally a train branch line. Being a teenager 13-16, walking is considered the most appropriate mode of transport as your friends won't pick you up because it's too out of the way The Princes Highway is a segment of Australias Highway 1 that extends from Sydney to Adelaide, via Melbourne. ... Loftus - Side Platform on Double Line Loftus is a CityRail railway station on Sydneys Illawarra railway line. ... Official logo of the CityRail network The waiting area at  Central Railway Station, the main station on the CityRail network Old-style manual train indicator boards at Concord West. ... The Illawarra Line and South Coast Line are located in Sydney, Australia, and are two rail lines in CityRails south coast network. ... The Sydney Tramway Museum is a operating tramway museum, located in Loftus in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. ... Sydney, the largest city in Australia, once had the largest tram system in Australia, the second largest in the British Empire (after London), and one of the largest in the world. ...


Education

Loftus Primary School is located in National Avenue. The Southern Sydney Institute of TAFE, Loftus Campus is located next to the railway station. Camp Wonawong is a youth camp located beside Loftus Creek. In Australia, Technical and Further Education or TAFE institutions are those which offer a wide range of post-secondary education and training, generally in vocational fields (such as hospitality, tourism, construction, woodwork, secretarial skills, community work, etc), often at a level of difficulty below that of a corresponding or related...


History

Loftus was named after Lord Augustus William Frederick Spencer Loftus, governor of New South Wales between 1878 and 1885.


The Illawarra railway line to Sutherland was completed in 1885. The next station south was Loftus Junction, which opened on the 9th March 1886. The name was changed to Loftus ten years later and in 1979 the station moved to the present site.


The Tramway Museum at Loftus was created in 1950, in a large tram yard shed beside the rail tracks that ran across the Princess Highway into the Royal National Park. During the latter years of World War 2 this had been an army camp site, with the national park used as a training ground. German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ...


The public school opened in January 1953. The official post office opened in July 1953 but closed in 1980.


Loftus is also famous for it's local bakery's meat pies, Orchid Oval and Jarrad Roy which moved to loftus in the summer of 99


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Coordinates: -34.04650° 151.04708° Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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Suburbs and localities within the Sutherland Shire | Southern Sydney | Sydney

Alfords Point | Audley | Bangor | Barden Ridge | Bonnet Bay | Bundeena | Burraneer | Caravan Head | Caringbah | Como | Como West | Cronulla | Dolans Bay | Engadine | Grays Point | Gundamaian | Gymea | Gymea Bay | Heathcote | Illawong | Jannali | Kangaroo Point | Kareela | Kirrawee | Kurnell | Lilli Pilli | Loftus | Lucas Heights | Maianbar | Menai | Miranda | North Engadine | Oyster Bay | Port Hacking | Sandy Point | Sutherland | Sylvania | Sylvania Heights | Sylvania Waters | Taren Point | Warumbul | Waterfall | Woolooware | Woronora | Woronora Heights | Yarrawarrah | Yowie Bay For Sutherlandshire in Scotland, see Sutherlandshire. ... Southern Sydney is an informal, term to describe the local government areas and suburbs which form the southern part of the metropolitan area of Sydney, Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Alfords Point is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... Audley is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... Street in Bangor Bangor is a neighbourhood in the Sutherland Shire, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Barden Ridge is a suburb in the Sutherland Shire, a shire in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Bonnet Bay is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Bundeena seen from the wharf Bundeena is a village on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, within the Sutherland Shire. ... Burraneer is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... A small locality within the suburb of Oyster Bay, New South Wales. ... Caringbah is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, around 27 km south of the CBD. It is adjacent to Miranda and Woolooware. ... Como is a suburb in Sydney, Australia. ... Slightly west of como and on the North Eastern side of the Head of the Woronora River, Como west is a minor suburb. ... Looking towards Cronulla Beach, with the Cronulla surf life savers club building at the top left Cronulla is a beachside suburb, in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Dolans Bay is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Engadine is a suburb of Sydney, Australias largest city. ... Grays Point is an exurb in the vicinity of Sydney, Australia. ... A locality about 2. ... Gymea is a suburb in Sydney, Australia, and is adjacent to Miranda, Kirrawee, and Grays Point. ... Gymea Bay is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Heathcote is a suburb south of Sydney, Australia, located in the Sutherland Shire, between Engadine and Waterfall. ... Illawong is a neighbourhood in the suburb of Menai located in the Sutherland Shire, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Jannali is a rather small suburb, located in Sydney Australia, NSW. It has a small shops area, 2 primary schools, 1 high school. ... Kangaroo Point is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Kareela is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Kirrawee (, ) is a suburb of Southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Kurnell is a small suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Lilli Pilli is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Lucas Heights is a neighbourhood in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney, Australia. ... Maianbar is a village on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, within the Sutherland Shire. ... Menai is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, in the local municipality of Sutherland Shire. ... Miranda is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, and is adjacent to Gymea and Caringbah. ... North Engadine is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Oyster Bay is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Port Hacking is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Sandy Point is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... The suburb of Sutherland is the seat of Sutherland Shire, Australia. ... Sylvania is a suburb in the south of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Sylvania Heights is a locality in the south of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Sylvania Waters is a suburb in the south of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Taren Point is a suburb, in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... A locality about 1. ... Waterfall is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... Woolooware is a suburb in the south of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Woronora is a suburb in the south east of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Woronora Heights is a neighbourhood in Sutherland Shire in the south of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Yarrawarrah is a suburb in the south of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Yowie Bay is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. ...

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