FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Westmead, New South Wales

Westmead is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. It is bounded by the Parramatta River, Toongabbie Creek and Finlayson Creek in the north. On the east it is bounded by Parramatta Park, the Parramatta Golf Club, Amos Street and Good Street. The southern boundary is the Great Western Highway. The western boundary is Bridge Road and Darcy Road. Sydney, the Emerald City, is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian state of New South Wales, as well as Australias largest and oldest city (founded in 1788). ... The Parramatta River is the main tributary of Sydney Harbour, along with the smaller Lane Cove and Duck Rivers. ... The Great Western Highway is a highway in New South Wales, Australia. ... Bridge Road in Richmond,a Melbourne suburb is a famous place for shopping. ...


Westmead is the location of the Westmead Hospital, a major teaching hospital, which was constructed in the 1970s, the Westmead Collage of Dental Therapy, the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, and the Cumberland Hospital Westmead Hospital is a major 850 bed tertiary hospital in Sydney, Australia, Opened in 1980, it is now the major hospital in the newly merged Sydney West Area Health Service. ... The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, more commonly known as The Childrens Hospital at Westmead or The New Childrens Hospital, is located on Hawkesbury Road in Westmead. ... Located in Westmead, New South Wales, Australia . ...


History

From the British settlement of Parramatta, Westmead was originally part of the domain of Government House. What is left of this domain, including Government House form Parramatta Park. The name Westmead came into use when the governor's domain was first subdivided in 1859. The subdivision of the domain was completed in 1889. The Northern and Western Meadows of the domain were split off and called Northmead and Westmead. From this time orchards were established by many new settlers, including some whose names were well-known in the Parramatta area - George Oakes, Nat Payten and William Fullagar among them. 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Northmead is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located about 28km north west of the Sydney CBD. The name of the suburb derives from its location as being the northern meadow of the Governors Domain, when the government of New South Wales was located at Parramatta, 5 km to the south. ...


Parramatta Marist began as a school established by Fr. John Therry in Hunter Street Parramatta in 1820, under the direction of Mr. George Morley. The school was transferred to the site of the present junior school in 1837 and entrusted to the care of the Marist Brothers in 1875. This makes Parramatta Marist the oldest Catholic school in Australia. 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The railway line from Parramatta to Blacktown was built through the suburb in 1861. But it was not until a successful petition by local residents that in April of 1893 Westmead railway station was opened. The Western Line is part of the metropolitan rail network in Sydney known as CityRail. ... Parramatta is a suburb in the City of Parramatta in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Four Tracks Paired by Direction - Fast in Centre Westmead is a railway station on the Western line, Sydney of the CityRail network. ...


The Catherine McAuley Catholic High School is an Girls school located on the same campus as the Parramatta Marist school.


Westmead Public School was established in 1917, when an Infants' School opened in a rented Church of England hall in April of that year. By 1919 the present site was acquired, and the first purpose-built school building was opened in May 1920. In 1923 the building was extended to provide accommodation for Primary students. Within two years the growing local population created demand for for additional accommodation for Primary students. 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Sacred Heart Primary School


Transportation

Westmead is on the yellow Western Line that terminates at Penrith. The trip to Sydney typically takes 35 minutes. Four Tracks Paired by Direction - Fast in Centre Westmead is a railway station on the Western line, Sydney of the CityRail network. ...

Sydney suburbs near Westmead
(Holroyd City Council)
Northmead North Parramatta
Wentworthville Westmead Parramatta
Mays Hill

This is a complete listing of the suburbs and localities in the greater Sydney area in alphabetical order. ... Holroyd is a Local Government Area and suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, located in the Western Sydney region. ... Northmead is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located about 28km north west of the Sydney CBD. The name of the suburb derives from its location as being the northern meadow of the Governors Domain, when the government of New South Wales was located at Parramatta, 5 km to the south. ... North Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Wentworthville is a suburb in Sydney, Australia. ... Parramatta is a suburb in the City of Parramatta in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Mays Hill is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street maps from Street Directory or Whereis or MSN Maps.
    • Satellite photos from Google Maps and Terraserver.
  • Schools
    • http://www.mcauley.nsw.edu.au/| Catherine McAuley Catholic High School
    • http://www.parramarist.nsw.edu.au/index.html| Parramatta Marist High School, Westmead is the oldest Catholic school in Australia.
    • http://www.westmead-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/| WESTMEAD PUBLIC SCHOOL

  Results from FactBites:
 
Westmead, New South Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (500 words)
Westmead is the location of the Westmead Hospital, a major teaching hospital, which was constructed in the 1970s, the Westmead College of Dental Therapy, the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, NETS, the moving intensive care service for kids, NRMA Careflight, the adult medical retrieval service and the Cumberland Hospital, a psychiatric hospital
Westmead Public School was established in 1917, when an Infants' School opened in a rented Church of England hall in April of that year.
Westmead is on the yellow Western Line that terminates at Penrith.
UFO Sighting Report October 1st 2006 : Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (478 words)
I am a South Asian guy living with my elder brothers family close to the Westmead Childrens hospital.
Then it went around Westmead Hospital to form a large circle and stopped before disappering.
But we kept watching and it was last seen moving towards Westerly direction at a very rapid speed.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m