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Lindfield
SydneyNew South Wales
Lindfield shops 2.JPG
Commercial buildings, Lindfield Avenue
Population: 8,019
Established: 1815
Postcode: 2070
Area: 5.17 km² (2.0 sq mi)
Property Value: AUD $1,258,000 (2009)
Location: 13 km (8 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA: Ku-ring-gai Council
State District: Electoral district of Ku-ring-gai
Federal Division: Division of Bradfield
Suburbs around Lindfield:
Killara Killara East Killara
Macquarie Park Lindfield East Lindfield
North Ryde Roseville Roseville Chase

Lindfield is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Lindfield is 13 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. East Lindfield is a separate suburb but West Lindfield is a locality within Lindfield.

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Location

This suburb of 7.21 square kilometres contains residential housing of California bungalow and federation style, in double brick and tile construction. Australian native bushland in Garigal National Park and Lane Cove National Park borders the suburb.

History

Lindfield means 'lime tree field' and the area was settled by Europeans in the 1850s. The name derives from the native town of an early landowner, Mr List, who named his house after Lindfield, Sussex, England. When the railway line came through the area in 1890s, the name of the property was used to identify the station and neighbourhood. [1]

Transport

Lindfield railway station is on the North Shore Line of the Cityrail network and is about 30 minutes by train from the Sydney central business district. The Pacific Highway is the main arterial road through Lindfield. Lindfield has a small commercial area on both sides of Lindfield railway station on the Pacific Highway and Lindfield Avenue. The former Commonwealth Bank is an art deco style building on the Pacific Highway.

Places of worship

St David's Uniting Church
Holy Family Catholic Church

Schools

Community Facilities

Lindfield Library is a branch of the Ku-Ring-Gai Municipal Library Network. there are two community halls: East Lindfield Community Hall at Crana Avenue and West Lindfield Community Hall at Moore Avenue.

Sport

There are two Tennis Courts:courts at Lindfield Community Centre (behind library) and a further two courts at Lindfield Park, Tryon Road.

Notable residents

Peter Garrett, former Midnight Oil singer and later Australian Labor Party (ALP) politician, lived in Lindfield during his teenage years.

Ku-ring-gai municipality

See also

References

  1. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 154

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