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Artarmon
SydneyNew South Wales
Artarmon Library exterior, Sydney, Australia.jpg
Artarmon Library
Population 9,523 (2016 census)
 • Density 3,810/km2 (9,900/sq mi)
Established 1794
Postcode(s) 2064
Area 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 9 km (6 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Willoughby
State electorate(s)
  • Lane Cove
  • Willoughby
Federal Division(s) North Sydney
Suburbs around Artarmon:
Lane Cove North Chatswood Willoughby
Lane Cove Artarmon Naremburn
Greenwich St Leonards St Leonards
Map Willoughby Artarmon

Artarmon is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, 9 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Willoughby.

History

In 1794 and 1796, land grants were given to soldiers and emancipists to encourage farming. The most important farm was owned by William Gore (1765–1845) who was the provost-marshal under NSW Governor William Bligh. Gore received a grant of 150 acres (0.61 km2) in 1810 and named it Artarmon after his family estate in Ireland. Gore Hill is named after him.

The Chatswood South Uniting Church, located at the corner of Mowbray Road and the Pacific Highway, was designed by architect and later Mayor of Manly, Thomas Rowe and built in 1871. A sandstone church in the Gothic style, it features a small belfry flanking the eastern front of the building. Immediately to the west is a small cemetery, with graves going back to 1871. The building was extended in 1883 and 1930; it is now listed on the Register of the National Estate. The cemetery is listed by the National Trust and is known as the Pioneer's Memorial Reserve.

Artarmon Post Office opened on 1 December 1909.

Demographics

According to the 2016 census, 9,523 residents were in Artarmon; 46.5% of people were born in Australia. The next-most common countries of birth were China 9.8%, India 4.8%, England 3.3%, Hong Kong 2.9%, and Japan 2.4%. About 50.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 11.5%, Cantonese 6.6%, Japanese 3.3%, Korean 2.7%, and Nepali 2.4%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were no religion 36.7%, Catholic 18.1%, and Anglican 10.0%. The median weekly household income for Artarmon was AU$2,183, significantly higher than the national median of $1,438.

Transport

Artarmon railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network. The Gore Hill Freeway meets the Pacific Highway at Artarmon. Willoughby Council has started a free shuttle bus in between St. Leonards & Artarmon industrial area.

Notable residents

Photographer Max Dupain had his studio in Artarmon from 1971 till his death in 1992.

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