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Rosehill Racecourse 1
Rosehill Racecourse
Postcode: 2142
Location: 23 km (14 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA: City of Parramatta
State District: Parramatta
Federal Division: Parramatta
Suburbs around Rosehill:
Parramatta Camellia Rydalmere
Harris Park Rosehill Silverwater
Granville Granville Auburn

Rosehill is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Rosehill is located 23 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Parramatta and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Rosehill contains a mixture of residential, commercial, industrial and recreational land.


Rosehill aerial

Industrial land at Rosehill

In the early days of the colony, the hill behind old Government House had been named ‘Rose Hill’ by Governor Arthur Phillip, before the suburb had been named Parramatta. Nearly a hundred years later in 1883, 850 acres (3.44 km2) of John Macarthur’s Elizabeth Farm were subdivided for industrial purposes. Part of the estate was set aside for a recreation area, which became Rosehill Racecourse.

A public school opened here in 1886 and the railway station opened in 1888 on the Carlingford line, which was a private railway line until it was taken over by the state government in 1904.[1]



  1. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 228

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