Luddenham, New South Wales

Luddenham is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 42 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the City of Penrith and City of Liverpool. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History

Luddenham takes its name from a property which was situated between South Creek and the Nepean River that was owned by John Blaxland, who received a grant of 6,710 acres (27.2 km2) on 30 November 1813. His elder brother was the more famous Gregory Blaxland and Luddenham was the name of their family property in Kent, England.[2]

The first Luddenham Post Office opened on 1 January 1857 and was renamed Bringelly in 1863. The current office opened on 1 March 1872.[3]

Population

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,828 people in Luddenham. 79.4% of people were born in Australia and 76.7% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 48.7%, Anglican 15.9% and No Religion 11.9%.[1]

Transport

Luddenham has 1 bus service, route 789 between Luddenham & Penrith, operating only twice per weekday, once around 7:30am and once around 4:14pm. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Luddenham (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 August 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Penrith Local Suburb Profiles
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ https://www.busways.com.au/sites/default/files/timetable/781%2C789%2C795WarragambaLuddenham180514_Pg03.pdf

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