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Henley
Sydney

New South Wales, Australia

Henley Parramatta River
Henley, view from Chiswick
Population: 463 [1]
Postcode: 2111
Location: 9 km (6 mi) from CBD
LGA: Municipality of Hunter's Hill
State District: Lane Cove
Federal Division: North Sydney
Suburbs around Henley:
Gladesville Huntleys Cove Huntleys Point
Gladesville Henley Huntleys Point
Abbotsford Chiswick Drummoyne


Henley is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Henley is located 9 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Hunter's Hill. Henley sits on the northern side of the Parramatta River.

HistoryEdit

The suburb's name is derived from its namesake Henley, by the banks of the Thames in Oxfordshire. Parramatta River had been known as the 'Thames of the Antipodes' and other nearby suburbs were also named after Thames localities of Greenwich, Woolwich and Putney.

European settlementEdit

Henley was originally known as Blandville, after Dr William Bland (1789-1868) who was transported for killing a fellow naval officer in a duel. Bland arrived in 1814 but was pardoned in 1815 and began a private practice. Bland resided in the city but owned the land here that he subdivided in 1866.

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 33°50′33″S 151°08′05″E / -33.84252, 151.13475


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