Breakfast Point, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBreakfast Point
Sydney, New South Wales
Park at Breakfast Point
|Population||2,744 (2011 census)|
|• Density||4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|Established||16 April 1993|
|Area||0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)|
|Location||16 km (10 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Canada Bay|
Breakfast Point is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Breakfast Point is located 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. It is in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay.
According to historical records, the suburb name is derived from the first contact between Europeans and the traditional owners of the land, the Wangal Clan. The encounter took place on 5 February 1788 during Captain John Hunter's exploration of the Parramatta River, while Hunter was having breakfast. William Bradley, First Lieutenant on board HMS Sirius, recorded the following entry in the log:
We landed to cook breakfast on the opposite shore to them (Breakfast Pt.). We made signs to them to come over and waved green boughs. Soon after which 7 of them came over in 2 canoes and landed near our boats. They left their spears in the canoes and came to us. We tied beads etc. about them and left them our fire to dress their muscles which they went about as soon as our boats put off.
According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 2,744 residents in Breakfast Point. In Breakfast Point, 54.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 7.7%, Korea, Republic of (South) 4.1%, England 3.5%, Hong Kong (SAR of China) 2.1% and Italy 2.0%. 59.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 7.7%, Cantonese 5.7% and Korean 4.5%. The most common responses for religion in Breakfast Point (State Suburbs) were Catholic 32.9%, No Religion 20.4% and Anglican 13.0%.
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