Things You Didn’t Know About Huntingwood, NSW

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The suburb of Huntingwood is located in the southwest part of Blacktown, Australia. The area was originally a small village that was accessible by horse and coach from the early 1800s to 1931. Today, it’s home to many families who enjoy its low crime rate and access to schools, shops, parks, and public transport. If you’re thinking about buying property in this beautiful neighbourhood then read on for some interesting facts about Huntingwood NSW!

  • In 1878 there were only nine houses here.
  • The suburb was originally called Dobroyd Junction: This name was given in 1850 by the then Governor of NSW, Lord Augustus Loftus.
  • The first post office opened here on April 1878: In 1879 the name was changed to Huntingwood.
  • The first police station and court were established in the area in 1883.
  • The first school opened here on October 30th, 1913: The year after its opening there were 123 students enrolled at what became known as Dobroyd Public School. It closed down in 1968 but children can now attend either nearby Glenfield or Warranulla schools.
  • This suburb has been home to many notable people including poet Banjo Paterson who wrote ‘Clancy of the Overflow’ about his time spent living here with his father from 1884-1887. Other famous residents include Sydney author Marjorie Barnard; comedian Barry Humphries; barrister John Kerr QC (the only Queens Council ever to be Lord Chancellor of Great Britain); and poet Les Murray.
  • There are many great parks in the area, including Dobroyd Nature Reserve which is where the historic stone homestead built by early settler George Macarthur stands today. This elegant house features five fireplaces made from local sandstone as well as a cellar that was once used for storing wines! Huntingwood’s small village atmosphere has been preserved while still having easy access to public transport, shops and schools. These factors make it one of Sydney’s most desirable suburbs with attractive real estate prices.
  • Huntingwood was originally a farming area. The first mention of dairy farms is recorded in 1880 and 1932 when Sydney’s milk supply ran low during World War One, Huntingwood farmers were able to keep up with demand
  • This suburb has been known as being a friendly neighbourhood with good schools and community events that bring people together. This is an excellent location for families who want to feel safe while still living close to amenities such as shops, parks, and public transport. You’ll never be lonely here because everyone knows their neighbour so well!