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Homebush, New South Wales

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Homebush is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, located in the municipality of Strathfield. It was established in the 1800s by the colony's then assistant surgeon D'arcy Wentworth. According to local government historian Michael Jones, "Wentworth is popularly credited with having called the area after his 'home in the bush', although Homebush is also a place in Kent." (Jones, pg 15).

Homebush lies at the southern end of Homebush Bay, an inlet of the Parramatta River. The Sydney Olympic Park was constructed on the shores of Homebush Bay for the 2000 Summer Olympics.


Schools

Local schools include Homebush Public School, Strathfield Girls High School and Homebush Boys Highschool. The schools in the area generally achieve high academic standards well above the average results for public schools. Image:school.jpg

Homebush Public School

References

  • Jones, Michael (1985). Oasis in the West: Strathfield's first hundred years. North Sydney: Allen & Unwin Australia. ISBN 0-86861-407-6.

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