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Lindfield
Sydney

New South Wales, Australia

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Waimea Road, Lindfield
Population: 8,657 (2011)[1]
Established: 1815
Postcode: 2070
Area: 5.17 km² (2.0 sq mi)
Location: 13 km (8 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA: Ku-ring-gai Council
State District: Ku-ring-gai
Federal Division: Bradfield
Suburbs around Lindfield:
Killara Killara East Killara
Macquarie Park Lindfield East Lindfield
North Ryde Roseville Roseville Chase


Lindfield is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia 13 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council.

Location and history Edit

This suburb of 7.21 square kilometres contains residential housing of California bungalow and federation style, in double brick and tile construction. Australian native bushland in Garigal National Park and Lane Cove National Park borders the suburb.

Lindfield means "lime tree field" and the area was settled by Europeans in the 1850s. The name derives from the native town of an early landowner, Mr List, who named his house after Lindfield, Sussex, England. When the railway line came through the area in 1890s, the name of the property was used to identify the station and neighbourhood.[2]

Lindfield Post Office opened on 5 January 1895.[3]

Infrastructure and development Edit


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Ku-ring-gai municipality
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Holy Family Catholic Church

Lindfield railway station is on the North Shore Line of the Sydney Trains network and is about 30 minutes by train from the Sydney central business district. The Pacific Highway is the main arterial road through Lindfield. Lindfield has a small commercial area on both sides of Lindfield railway station on the Pacific Highway and Lindfield Avenue. The former Commonwealth Bank is an art deco style building on the Pacific Highway.

Lindfield is home to five places of worship: St Albans Anglican Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, St David's Uniting Church, Lindfield (Tryon Road) Uniting Church and the North Shore Synagogue.

Schools in the suburb comprise: Lindfield Public School, Lindfield East Public School, Newington College Preparatory School, Holy Family Catholic Primary School, and Masada College (K-6). The University of Technology, Sydney also offers courses at the Ku-ring-gai campus located on Eton Road. The Ku-ring-gai campus offers courses in business, nursing and midwifery, education and travel.

Lindfield Library is a branch of the Ku-ring-gai Municipal Library Network. There are two community halls: East Lindfield Community Hall at Crana Avenue and West Lindfield Community Hall at Moore Avenue. There are two tennis courts at Lindfield Community Centre (behind the library) and a further two courts at Lindfield Park in Tryon Road.

Commercial Edit

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Lindfield Avenue shops  
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Pacific Highway shops  
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Pacific Highway Tudor revival building  
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St David's Uniting Church  

Residential Edit

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Waimea Road  
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Federation revival apartments, Russell Avenue  
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Modern apartments, Woodside Avenue  
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House, Trafalgar Avenue  
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Federation house, Strickland Avenue  
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Federation house, Middle Harbour Road  
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Federation house, Nelson Road  
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California bungalow house, Northcote Road  
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California bungalow house, Waimea Road  
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House, Northcote Road  
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Federation revival house, Tryon Road  
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Federation revival house, Nelson Road  
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Modern house, Valley Road  
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Federation home, Waimea Road  
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Family home, Treatts Road  

Residents Edit

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Strickland Avenue

Peter Garrett, former Midnight Oil singer and later Australian Labor Party (ALP) politician, lived in Lindfield during his teenage years.[4]

Karl Stefanovic, co-host of the Today show and 60 Minutes presenter lives in Lindfield.[5]

Singer Iva Davies from the band Icehouse, lived in Lindfield during the 1970s to early-1980s whilst he was part of the ABC Sinfonia (orchestra) and started the band there.[6][7] The song "Icehouse" was written about 18 Tryon Road, Lindfield.[7]

Former Sherbet guitarist Clive Shakespeare operated the Silverwood recording studio in Hobart Avenue.

Wallaby captains Stirling Mortlock and Nick Farr-Jones have lived or do live in Lindfield, as did sports commentator and "the Voice of Rugby" Gordon Bray.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lindfield (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/SSC11376?opendocument&navpos=220. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 154
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=NSW&country=. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Bye, Clarissa; O'Rourke, Jim (13 June 2004). "The night a man woke up to mortality, love and civic duty". The Sun-Herald. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/64dHrS1nG. 
  5. ^ Wood, Stephanie (27 October 2011). "Cereal offender". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/64dHVgM6d. 
  6. ^ "Icehouse still gorgeous". Adelaide Review. October 2011. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/64dH3qS4D. 
  7. ^ a b "Songlines". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 November 2005. p. 4. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/64dHEsAIh. 

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Coordinates: 33°46′36″S 151°10′16″E / -33.77674, 151.17119

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