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GORDON

Gordon offers diverse living with ever changing streetscapes catering for both first home buyers right through to luxurious, up market living.

Gordon is a very safe area for children and is well served with parks, playgrounds, and schools such as Ravenswood School for Girls as well as Gordon East Public School. Gordon is also in the Killara High School Zone.

Easy access to public transport provides the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tranquility of living close to the hills, yet with public transport close enough to take you right into the heart of the city with ease.Gordon is well served with transport options and Gordon Railway Station is a major hub on the North Shore line. Three bug arterial roads also intersect in Gordon; the Pacific Highway, Mona Vale Road and Ryde Road

Gordon residents can do most of their shopping without leaving the suburb. Local shops and supermarkets offer convenient shopping. Filled with restaurants and cafes this would have to be the centre point of activity in the region. Venture out and enjoy the nightlife as streets blossom with a lively atmosphere. Clubs (Gordon Bowling Club) offer a convenient place to enjoy an evening out with friends.

 

HISTORY OF GORDON

The name Gordon had its orgin as the Gordobndale Estate, the estate owned by Robert McIntosh in what is now central Gordon. McIntosh estate had in turn taken its name from the Parish of Gordon, in the County of Cumberland named in the Surveyor-Generalship of Sir Thomas Mitchell. This parish roughly corresponded with the area of the Shire of Ku-ring-gai, gazetted in 1906. The name Gordon was allocated by Mitchell to honour a superior officer and friend,Sir James Willoughby Gordon, who held the postion of Quartermaster-General of the Horse Guard, London. Gordon was accepted as an offical place-name when the post-office changed its name from Lane Cove to Gordon in 1879

 

Gordon

KILLARA

Location: Killara is situated 14 Kilometres north-west of the Sydney Business district on the upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales Australia. Killara is located in the Ku-ring-gai Council area. Killara is an aboriginal word meaning permanent or always there.

Transport: Killara Railway Station is on the North Shore Line. The Pacific Highway is the main road through Killara directly linking through to Sydney Central Business District via Sydney Harbour Bridge. Buses are very regular along the Pacific Highway.

Education: Killara High School, Killara Public School, Beaumont Road Public School

HISTORY OF KILLARA

Killara, an Aboriginal word meaning ‘permanent’, ‘always there’, was the name given by James George Edwards to the suburb that developed around the railway station opened in 1899, between Lindfield and Gordon.  Killara, as the name of a suburb was a creation of the 20th century.  Fourteen kilometres from Sydney, 365 feet (110 metres) above sea level and with a name that symbolises a feeling of permanence, Killara is often described as ‘a lush haven’, ‘a quiet retreat’, an area of ‘solid respectability’.  It stretches between the Lane Cove River and Middle Harbour; its northern boundary used to run from Essex Street across the Highway and along Greengate Road (though this has since been extended north by several streets on the eastern side of the artery), and its southern boundaries are Fiddens Wharf Road and Treatts Road.

We have to thank Edwards for Killara.  For it was he who had the tenacity, the courage and the financial means to create a garden suburb, with large allotments, little commercial development and no industrial sites at all.  He is justifiably called the Father of Killara.  Despite inevitable changes in the 20th century, Killara retains its air of respectability and homeliness.

Killara

PYMBLE

 

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HISTORY OF PYMBLE

Pymble is made up of two suburbs, Pymble and West Pymble.  West Pymble commences west of Inverallan Avenue, and now includes a section to the south of Ryde Road which used to be known as Gordon West.  There is a small, geographically isolated pocket around Beechworth Avenue but still part of Pymble.  When the railway went through, a station was planned approximately at the junction of Beechworth Avenue and the Pacific Highway.  This never eventuated, so Beechworth Avenue remained separated from Turramurra by Sheldon Forest and from Pymble proper by a valley.  In 1980 two last subdivisions took place at the end of Beechworth Avenue, the Quadrant Close and Ingham subdivisions.

Pymble
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