Asquith, New South Wales


Asquith, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Asquith
city = Sydney
state = nsw


caption =
lga = Hornsby Shire
stategov = Hornsby
fedgov = Berowra, Bradfield
postcode = 2077
est =
pop = 3,092 [ [http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?locationLastSearchTerm=asquith&locationSearchTerm=asquith&newarea=SSC11033&submitbutton=View+QuickStats+%3E&mapdisplay=on&collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC11033&geography=&method=Place+of+Usual+Residence&productlabel=&producttype=QuickStats&topic=&navmapdisplayed=true&javascript=true&breadcrumb=PL&topholder=0&leftholder=0&currentaction=104&action=401&textversion=false&subaction=1 Australian Bureau of Statistics] ]
area =
propval =
near-nw = Hornsby Heights
near-n = Mount Colah
near-ne = North Turramurra
near-w = Hornsby
near-e = North Wahroonga
near-sw = Hornsby
near-s = Hornsby
near-se = North Wahroonga
dist1 = 26
dir1 = north-west
location1= Sydney CBD

Asquith is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Asquith is located 26 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire and is part of the North Shore region. Geographically, the suburb encompasses a section of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on its eastern side.

History

Asquith was named in 1915, after the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Herbert Henry Asquith, Earl of Oxford and Asquith.

Asquith railway station opened on 1 November, 1915, in conjunction with land released by R. Halloran & Company. Asquith post office opened on 1st April, 1924 and Asquith school opened during March 1930.State Rail Authority of New South Wales Archives Section, "How & Why of Station Names: meanings and origins...", Second Edition, 1982, State Rail Authority of New South Wales, ]

Transport

Asquith railway station is on both the Main North Line and North Shore Line of the CityRail network. The Pacific Highway and Sydney-Newcastle Freeway (F3) are the main roads through the suburb.

chools

*Asquith Boys High School
*Asquith Girls High School
*Asquith Primary School
*St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Parks and recreation

*Asquith Park
*Mills Park and Tennis Centre
*Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
*Story Park
*Asquith Golf Club
*Asquith Bowling Club

Commercial area

*Wrigleys Gum Factory
*KFC Asquith (3rd KFC opened in Australia)
*Savvy Coffee
*Asquith Variety
*Coles Asquith

References

ee also

*Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

External links


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