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Kangaroo Point, view from Oyster Bay
For the locality in Hornsby LGA of Sydney see Kangaroo Point, Hornsby, New South Walesmarker


Kangaroo Point is a tiny, picturesque suburb in southern Sydneymarker, in the state of New South Walesmarker, Australia. Kangaroo Point is located 22 kilometres south of the Sydney central business districtmarker in the local government area of the Sutherland Shiremarker.

Kangaroo Point takes its name from the peninsula which sits on the southern bank of the Georges Rivermarker. Kangaroo was originally part of the suburb of Sylvaniamarker and is completely surrounded by this suburb. The suburbs of Kareelamarker and Oyster Baymarker are located opposite the waterway of Oyster Bay. Blakehurstmarker, Kyle Baymarker and Connells Pointmarker are located opposite the Georges River.

History

The Kangaroo Point peninsula was originally owned by John Connell Laycock, who acquired the land as a Crown grant after European settlement. Thomas Holt, a prominent landowner, financier and politician, bought it a few years later along with 13,000 acres across St George and Sutherland Shire. Insurance broker Wynn Roberts took over in 1910 before it was subdivided in 1916. The area used to be regarded as part of Sylvania because it was mostly vacant bushland.

Population

Demographics

According to the 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 572 people usually resident in Kangaroo Point. 22.5% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being Lebanon 5.0%, Greece 1.3% and Hong Kong. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 67.1% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 9.1%, Cantonese 4.5% and Arabic 4.0%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 27.6%, Anglican 21.3% and Orthodox 16.6%.

Notable Residents



References

  1. St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, 9th June 2009
  2. http://id.com.au/dosydney/default.aspx?pg=1&gid=3130


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