Hazelbrook, New South Wales

Hazelbrook is a town in New South Wales, Australia (Elevation: 675 metres[2]) It is located 93 kilometres west of Sydney and approximately 20 kilometres east of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains on the Great Western Highway.

History and description

The town was named after Hazelbrook House, built in the 1870s by Svonte Noles. The name Hazelbrook was adopted in 1894 when the Hazelbrook railway station was opened opposite the home.[3] Hazelbrook House no longer exists but Selwood House is a heritage-listed building in the nearby vicinity and now houses a veterinary practice. Other attractions in the area include Terrace Falls, Victor Falls and Bedford Pool on the south side of the village, plus Lyre Bird Glen, Oaklands Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Burgess Falls on the north side.[4]

The village is serviced by a number of schools; Hazelbrook Public School[5] (kindergarten to Year 6), the humanist Korowal[6] School (Kindergarten to HSC), Blue Mountains Steiner[7] (Pre-School to Year 6) and two child care centres.

There is a shopping centre that includes a supermarket and several shops, restaurants and cafes.

Hazelbrook volunteer Rural Fire brigade established in 1959 by the local community

Hazelbrook has a local football club, known as the Hazelbrook Hawks, whose home ground is Gloria Park,[8] and a lawn bowls club, co-located at Gloria Park.

Australian author James Roy lives in Hazelbrook.

Population

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 4,974 people in Hazelbrook.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.9% of the population.
  • 81.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 5.5%.
  • 90.9% of people spoke only English at home.
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 38.3%, Catholic 19.2% and Anglican 14.9%.[1]

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hazelbrook (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. Edit this at WikidataCC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ Blue Mountains Community Profile – Hazelbrook
  3. ^ "Origin of Blue Mountains Town Names", Blue Mountains City Council
  4. ^ Sydney and Blue Mountains Bushwalks, Neil Paton (Kangaroo Press) 2004, pp.186–196
  5. ^ "Hazelbrook Public School | Home". www.hazelbrook-p.schools.nsw.edu.au. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Korowal School Blue Mountains Australia - Independent, Co-educational, Kindergarten to HSC". www.korowal.nsw.edu.au. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Blue Mountains Steiner School - Inspiring a Love for Learning". Blue Mountains Steiner School. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Hazelbrook Hawks FC". Hazelbrook Hawks FC. 2 February 2017.

External links

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