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Camellia
Sydney

New South Wales, Australia

Camellia Railway Station 1
Camellia Railway Station entrance
Postcode: 2142
Location: 23 km (14 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA: City of Parramatta
Suburbs around Camellia:
Parramatta Rydalmere Rydalmere
Parramatta Camellia Silverwater
Harris Park Rosehill Silverwater


Camellia is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Camellia is located 23 kilometres (14 mi) west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Parramatta.

HistoryEdit

The railway station that opened here in 1885 was originally called Subiaco, but it caused confusion because it was also the name of an estate and mansion on the opposite side of Parramatta River at Rydalmere, built by Hannibal Macarthur, the nephew of John Macarthur. In 1901, the station name was changed to Camellia, after the Camellia Grove Nursery nearby that specialised in growing Camellias. This land was leased by Silas Sheather since 1852 on what was originally part of the 850 acres (3.44 km2) of Elizabeth Farm.[1]

Commercial areaEdit

Camellia is predominantly an industrial and commercial area. An office block close to the railway station contains an Aldi supermarket.

TransportEdit

Camellia railway station is on the Carlingford railway line of the CityRail network. Grand Avenue is the main road in Camellia.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

Coordinates: 33°49′15″S 151°01′33″E / -33.82078, 151.02585

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