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Bexley North
Sydney

New South Wales, Australia

Bexley North Shops.JPG
Shaw Street
Population: 3,759
Postcode: 2207
Location: 13 km (8 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA: City of Rockdale
State District: Kogarah

Rockdale

Federal Division: Barton
Suburbs around Bexley North:
Kingsgrove Clemton Park Earlwood
Kingsgrove Bexley North Bardwell Park
Bexley Bexley Bexley


Corner of Bexley Road and Slade Road

Bexley North is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 13 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district. It is part of the St George area. Bexley North is in the local government area of the City of Rockdale.

History[]

James Chandler named Bexley after his birthplace in London (formerly Kent), England. Chandler bought Sylvester’s Farm in 1822, from Thomas Sylvester who had been granted the land about ten years earlier. That year he was also granted 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) of land which stretched from what is now Bexley North to most of Rockdale and Kogarah. Development in the area began in 1884 with the railway line to Hurstville.

The opening of the East Hills line and the railway station at Bexley North in 1931, opened up the area for home sites.[1]

Commercial area[]

Bexley North is mostly a residential suburb with a small shopping centre located around the intersection of Bexley Road with Slade Road and Shaw Street, close to Bexley North railway station. It features a Flemings supermarket, a pub, specialty shops including a prominently placed funeral parlour, cafes and restaurants.

Transport[]

Bexley North railway station is on the East Hills line of the CityRail network. Bexley North is also serviced by State Transit Authority bus routes and private bus routes.

The M5 South Western Motorway runs south-west towards Beverly Hills and Liverpool. There are no entrances at Bexley North to the 4 km tunnel which begins here and heads north-east towards Botany and the city. Access to the north east of the motorway is allowed at Kingsgrove and Arncliffe.

Landmarks[]

  • Bardwell Creek and the Prime Minister's Walk to Bexley Pool
  • Bexley North Hotel
  • Bexley North Library
  • Bexley North Public School
  • Bexley North Scout Hall
  • Holy Trinity Anglican Church
  • Stotts Reserve

Population[]

Demographics[]

According to the 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 3,759 people usually resident in Bexley North. 39.3% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being Greece 6.6%, China 5.3% and New Zealand 2.6%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 44.5% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 19.3%, Cantonese 7.7% and Arabic 6.4%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were and Orthodox 26.7%, Catholic 26.6% and Anglican 9.3%.[2]

Notable residents[]

  • Bob Windle, gold medallist in the Men's 1500m Swimming Freestyle at the 1964 Summer Olympics, grew up in the suburb.
  • Tim Cahill, Australian footballer, playing for the Socceroos and Everton was a student at Bexley North Primary School.

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References[]

Coordinates: 33°56′31″S 151°06′41″E / -33.9418, 151.1114

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Bexley North, New South Wales. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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