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Everything you need to know about Bronte, NSW

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There are few places in Australia as beautiful, historic and varied as the city of Bronte, NSW. The name is a tribute to the famous British novelist Charlotte Bronte who was born in 1816 and died at age 38. In fact, there are several landmarks that pay homage to her life including the statue of Emily Brontë on Stanmore Road which features both sisters together and their father Patrick’s grave near St John’s Anglican Church on Mona Vale Road where he moved after his wife Maria died. These sites give visitors a glimpse into the literary heritage of this coastal suburb with its spectacular views across Pittwater and Palm Beach.

This suburb is home to many renowned schools and has a variety of boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Visitors can enjoy the seaside walks on Bronte Beach or explore Manly Dam for spectacular views of Pittwater from its eastern side.

Some highlights in this suburb include:

  • The picturesque foreshore walkways that meander through historic sandstone cottages and bushland;
  • Minnippi Parklands with superb flora, fauna, and birdlife;
  • St John’s Anglican Church – built in 1874 it features stained glass windows by Harry Turpin who also designed the East Sydney Town Hall; There are several landmarks that pay homage to her life including the statue of Emily Brontë on Stanmore Road which features both sisters together and their father Patrick’s grave near St John’s Anglican Church on Mona Vale Road where he moved after his wife Maria died.
  • Sydney Harbour National Park – a vast area of bushland with coastal walking tracks, lookouts and picnic spots; – Manly Dam for spectacular views of Pittwater from its eastern side;
  • Mona Vale Road – this lane was once called Jilliby but it’s name changed after Patrick Brontë died in 1855 and his widow Maria came to live there with their four children, including Charlotte.

Bronte is home to many renowned schools including Stella Maris College (Catholic) which was founded in 1892 by the Sisters of Mercy as an all girls school but now has half co-educational classes while maintaining a Catholic ethos. This institution provides highly regarded Catholic education to girls from Kindergarten to Year 12.

The suburb is also home to the Bronte campus of Sydney Institute of TAFE in Mowbray Road which specializes in courses for hospitality, tourism, and catering industries with a range of options including Certificate III certificates in Hospitality Services, Tourism or Catering Operations. The course provides students with theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills like cooking on gas ranges and food preparation on hot plates.