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Murrumbidgee electorate has 5 members: Bec Cody MLA; Jeremy Hanson CSC MLA; Giulia Jones MLA; Caroline Le Couteur MLA; Chris Steel MLA; Yerrabi. For 26 years, Kurrajong was connected to Richmond by a railway, with the train locally known as "Pansy". The lobbying eventually paid off, and in 1926 the branch line from Richmond was opened.

The area was first settled around 1790, not long after Governor Phillip had travelled down the Hawkesbury River in search of suitable farming land for the struggling colony.

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An infrequent bus service operates from Richmond Station, but the most convenient way to get to Kurrajong is by car. Kurrajong is an Aboriginal name for several species of Australian trees in the genus Brachychiton, which once grew in abundance in the area. The present road, with easier grades, was opened in 1901.

Kurrajong is a small town in New South Wales, Australia. Today there is a revival in Kurrajong. endobj The Kurrajong Heights Hotel, a building with panoramic views towards the coast, was opened in 1928 but destroyed by fire in 1975. Kurrajong is located to the west of the Hawkesbury River on the lower slopes of the Blue Mountains. Kurrajong is located 75 kilometres (47 mi) north-west of Sydney,[2] in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury. Former convicts David Hawkins and Job Wilson each owned 50 acres near present-day Hermitage Road.

The 1950s and 60s saw a decline in local tourism as people began to travel further afield for their holidays, in cars and planes. 89.9% of people spoke only English at home. At the time the nearest High School was in Richmond and even today many people remember going to school on the train, which was known as Pansy.[3].

In the 1820s and 1830s, the notorious bushranger Jack Donahoe and his gang terrorised the settlers and travellers of Kurrajong and Richmond. <>

The Goods shed at Kurrajong station is now part of the Australiana Pioneer Village in Rose St, Wilberforce. History. Kurrajong's orchards also began to decline and many properties were subdivided into smaller acreages.
1834 Old Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong, St Stephen's Anglican Church Est. endobj %PDF-1.5 2 0 obj [6] There were plans to rebuild and reopen the railway as a tourist attraction by the "Tourist Railway Association Kurrajong", but this did not eventuate.

William Lawson was given a grant of 500 acres (2.0 km2) near Wheeny Creek in 1810, but never lived there. This is followed by Murrumbigee, which includes Weston Creek and Woden Valley with their 29 candidates: 19 males and 10 females. Horses and cows grazed on the paddocks once covered by fruit trees. The northside electorate of Ginninderra has the most candidates with 32: including 18 males and 12 females. It was used by those going to the Turon diggings.

The bark fibres were used to make fishing nets, ropes and baskets.

Many descendants still live in Kurrajong.

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However, by the time the line was opened, the orchardists had begun to use trucks and the line was never economically viable. [1], Historical photograph of local citrus orchards from Records Authority of New South Wales, Pansy, Tourist Railway Association Kurrajong, 2000, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Kurrajong was connected to Richmond by a railway, Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kurrajong,_New_South_Wales&oldid=969594034, Communities in the Blue Mountains (New South Wales), Australian Statistical Geography Standard 2016 ID same as Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with style issues from October 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, St Gregory's Catholic Church Est.

Together with Gregory Blaxland and William Charles Wentworth, Lawson made a successful crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813, which is now the major road to the west – the Great Western Highway. The most notable difference was in the group aged in their 50s and 60s: in Kurrajong these constituted 30.4% of the population, compared to the national figure of 22.6%. Kurrajong electorate has 5 members: Andrew Barr MLA; Candice Burch MLA; Elizabeth Lee MLA; Shane Rattenbury MLA; Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA; Murrumbidgee. Central Canberra’s Kurrajong electorate has 28 candidates: the only electorate to have more female candidates (16), than males (12). Kurrajong. My name is Andrew Barr and I am a candidate for the ACT Legislative Assembly in the electorate of Kurrajong I am endorsed to represent ACT Labor These are my principal qualifications for being a parliamentarian. The scenery and natural environment attracted many city people for a stay in the country. <> By the late 19th century orchardists and others were lobbying the government to extend the railway from Richmond to Kurrajong so that they could get their produce to market more easily.

Kurrajong doesn't look to have much of a contest, with the seat likely to look much the same after the election as it does now.

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[1], These residents had a median age of 42 years, compared to the national median of 37 years. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is a descendant of Joseph Davis, through Joseph's daughter Sarah. The shops known as "Pansy Junction" are near the railway station site, which now has an electricity substation on it.

Kurrajong has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: In the 2016 Census, there were 3,062 people in Kurrajong. In the 2011 census, Kurrajong recorded a population of 3,123 people. The line was closed in 1952, following landslide damage. Kurrajong is a popular destination for tourists who enjoy the village's peaceful atmosphere and attractive natural surrounds. This new category of unlawful political donation is in effect from 1 January 2020. Landslides gave an excuse for the line to close in 1952. Kurrajong is also the party electorate — it is crammed with young adults in their 20s, very few children and slightly fewer older people compared to elsewhere in Canberra. [4] The festival has not run for over 2 years due to internal disagreements in the local Scarecrow Festival Committee.

There is also a revival of guest accommodation, as the pressures of modern work have meant that people want a weekend away that is only a short drive from their homes. 1869 1005 Grose Vale Road, Kurrajong, Church of Christ 56 Old Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Baptist Church 66 Kurrajong Road, Kurrajong, This page was last edited on 26 July 2020, at 11:22. ΰЊd As early as 1795 an attempt to find a route through the mountains had been made but it was not until 1823, that Archibald Bell, following Aboriginal women escaping from the Springwood tribe which had kidnapped them, discovered a suitable route. There are some remains of this railway in the form of several cuttings located at various places along the line. The electorate has some of the most high-profile candidates. Several inns catered for locals and travellers along Bells Line of Road. For a number of years, in October, Kurrajong attracted many visitors to its locally renowned "Scarecrow Festival". Kurrajong is a small town in New South Wales, Australia.Kurrajong is located 75 kilometres (47 mi) north-west of Sydney, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury. One was the "Goldfinder's Rest", established in 1851 and run by John Lamrock.

stream 3 0 obj endobj The original building still exists beside Little Wheeney Creek and is a private residence. In 1827 it was described as nothing but a bridle track and used chiefly to drove cattle to the new settlements in the Hunter River Valley. There is also the remains of a small wooden platform on private property. <>

It is 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-west of Richmond on the Bells Line of Road, with Kurrajong Hills and Kurrajong Heights further west on this road. Kurrajong was created in 2016, when the five-electorate, 25-member Hare-Clark electoral system was first introduced for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), replacing the previous three-electorate, 17-member system. Victims were robbed and sometimes stripped naked and their horse stolen, left to get home as best they could. By 1841 the convict built road through Kurrajong, named Bell's Line of Road, was opened. The scenery and rural tranquility has made it a sought after location for people wanting an escape from the bustle of life in the city.
About 1870 it became a Post Office and Store. Children aged under 15 years made up 18.8% of the population (19.3% nationally) and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.1% of the population (14.0% nationally). 81.7% of people were born in Australia. <> History. Kurrajong Village is widely known for its fresh locally sourced produce. During the 1920s and 1930s, the district contained many guest houses, especially along Comleroy Road. As more settlers moved into the area it was found to be suitable for the growing of fruit trees and the Kurrajong area became renowned for its orchards. The most common responses for religion were Anglican 26.4%, Catholic 25.5% and No Religion 23.8%.[1]. The oldest settlement was along Comleroy Road, which from about 1819 had been the main road north from Sydney to the Hunter Valley. k���������N������ҪK�᭷t_��NǏ�uc�v�

Businesses in the area include restaurants, cafes, estate agents, butchers, grocers, greengrocers, pharmacies, newsagents and post offices.

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Hawkins named his property 'Timberinga' while Wilson called his 'Rocklands'. Along with the Davis and Peck families, these convicts were the Grandfathers of many Australians.