Hornsby, New South Wales

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Hornsby is a suburb and shire in the northern part of Sydney.

Hornsby Shopping Centre with its famous fountain

History[change | change source]

The name 'Hornsby' comes from a convict who became a constable. His name was Samuel Henry Horne, and he was given some land for helping catch two bushrangers, whose names were Dalton and MacNamara. He named the land he was given 'Hornsby Place' after himself.

Geography[change | change source]

The Shire[change | change source]

Hornsby shire is one of the biggest Local Government areas of Sydney, with a population of 155,971. It consists of the following suburbs:

  • Arcadia
  • Asquith
  • Beecroft
  • Berowra
  • Berowra Heights
  • Berowra Waters
  • Berrilee
  • Brooklyn
  • Canoelands
  • Carlingford
  • Castle Hill
  • Cheltenham
  • Cherrybrook
  • Cowan
  • Dural
  • Epping
  • Fiddletown
  • Forest Glen
  • Galston
  • Glenhaven
  • Glenorie
  • Hornsby
  • Hornsby Heights
  • Kangaroo Point
Location of Hornsby Shire in Sydney
  • Laughtondale
  • Maroota
  • Middle Dural
  • Milsons Passage
  • Mount Colah
  • Mount Ku-ring-gai
  • Normanhurst
  • North Epping
  • Pennant Hills
  • Round Corner
  • Thornleigh
  • Wahroonga
  • Waitara
  • Westleigh
  • West Pennant Hills
  • Wisemans Ferry

The suburb[change | change source]

Hornsby station, Hornsby Westfield, Hornsby Library and many business buildings are in the centre of the suburb. The eastern side of the train line is often called the 'modern part' of Hornsby, and Westfield and the Hornsby Library are here, with many new towering apartment blocks. The western side of the railway line is home to Hornsby's main post office, court house, police station, council office, public swimming pool, TAFE college and many older shops and businesses. There is also an industrial area on the far western part of Hornsby, with many large warehouses and factories.

There are also many schools, including:

  • Hornsby Girls High School
  • Barker College
  • Hornsby South Public School
  • Hornsby North Public School

Hornsby Hospital and Mt Wilga Rehabilitation Hospital are two hospitals in Hornsby.

Population[change | change source]

Hornsby is a place of many cultures, and many people from around the world live there.

The current population of Hornsby is 18,702.