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  • Kingsford
    SydneyNew South Wales
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    Souths Juniors, Anzac Parade
    Population 15,482 (2016 census)[1]
    Postcode(s) 2032
    Location 7 km (4 mi) south-east of Sydney CBD
    LGA(s) City of Randwick
    State electorate(s)
    Federal Division(s) Kingsford Smith
    Suburbs around Kingsford:
    Moore Park Randwick Randwick
    Kensington Kingsford Randwick
    Daceyville Eastgardens Maroubra
    Anzac Parade, Kingsford
    Churchill's Hotel, Anzac Parade
    Charles Kingsford Smith Tribute, Gardeners Lane

    Kingsford is a suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kingsford is located 7 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Randwick. Kingsford is part of the Eastern Suburbs region.

    Location

    Kingsford is a mainly residential area, situated directly south of the University of New South Wales, which is in Kensington. Many of the residents are students living in medium and high density housing. A large Australian Army depot lies in the east of Kingsford.

    At the centre of Kingsford, on Anzac Parade and Gardeners Road, there is a large roundabout connecting a public transport system to nine possible destinations via a large number of bus services. For this reason, this part of Kingsford is sometimes referred to as "nine-ways". Kingsford is less than 5 km from Coogee Beach.

    History

    The area was once known as South Kensington. It was named Kingsford to honour Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897–1935), as was the nearby Sydney Airport. Kingsford was undeveloped until a land boom in the 1920s. In the 1940s, many Greeks settled in the area, particularly migrants from the island of Castellorizo (or Kastellorizo). Many opened businesses in the area; and, in 1973, they built the Castellorizian Club on Anzac Parade. Kingsford was originally intended to be the terminus of the Eastern Suburbs railway line; but, as a cost-cutting measure, the line was terminated at Bondi Junction in 1979.[2]

    Charles Kingsford Smith Tribute

    In 2010, a tribute was created to Charles Kingsford Smith in Gardeners Lane, off Anzac Parade. The tribute consisted of a mosaic of Smith, a mosaic of his plane, the Southern Cross, and a Trans Pacific Mural depicting the Southern Cross. The tribute was unveiled on 11 August 2010 by Mayor John Procopiadis. It was designed by Masoud Nodous; the artist was Tim Cole. In 2014, the mural depicting the Southern Cross was added. The artist was Annette Barlow.[citation needed]

    Population

    In the 2016 Census, there were 15,482 people in Kingsford. 36.1% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 24.0%, Indonesia 4.0%, Malaysia 2.9%, Greece 2.2% and England 2.1%. The most common ancestries in Kingsford (NSW) (State Suburbs) were Chinese 29.6%, English 11.3%, Australian 10.2%, Greek 6.8% and Irish 5.9%. 38.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 23.4%, Greek 5.9%, Cantonese 4.9%, Indonesian 4.0% and Spanish 1.3%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 39.0% and Catholic 19.2%.[1]

    Politics

    At the federal government level of politics, Kingsford is part of the Division of Kingsford Smith in the Australian House of Representatives. Kingsford Smith has always been a Labor (ALP) stronghold.

    Churches and schools

    • St Spyridon is a Greek Orthodox Church on Gardeners Road.[3] St Spyridon College is a private school, adjacent to the church.
    • The Indonesian Presbyterian Church and Kingsway Church are located at 94 Houston Road.[4]
    • Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Sturt Street, Kingsford
    • Gereja Focus Indonesia is an Indonesian students' church located on UNSW campus[5]
    • Kingsford Church of Christ is located on Anzac Parade[6]
    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsford,_New South Wales
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