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Anzac Parade, Kingsford
|Location:||7 km (4 mi) south-east of Sydney CBD|
|LGA:||City of Randwick|
|Federal Division:||Kingsford Smith|
Kingsford is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kingsford is located 7 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Randwick. Kingsford is also considered to be part of the Eastern Suburbs region.
Kingsford is a mainly residential area, which lies directly south of the University of New South Wales in Kensington. Many of the residents are students living in medium and high density housing. A large Australian Army depot lies in the east of Kingsford.
At the centre of Kingsford, on Anzac Parade and Gardeners Road, there is a large roundabout connecting an excellent public transport system to nine possible destinations via bus. For this reason the centre of Kingsford (at the roundabout) is sometimes referred to as “nine-ways”. Kingsford is less than 5km to Coogee Beach.
Kingsford was undeveloped until a land boom in the 1920s. In the 1940s many Greeks settled in the area, particularly migrants from the island of Castellorizo (or Kastellorizo). Many opened businesses in the area and in 1973 they built the Castellorizian Club on Anzac Parade.
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Federal Government: Kingsford is part of the Division of Kingsford Smith in the Australian House of Representatives. Kingsford Smith is a Labor (ALP) stronghold and is currently represented by ex-rock star Peter Garrett, formerly lead singer with the band Midnight Oil.
- Kingsford, New South Wales is at coordinates Coordinates:
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