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Breakfast Point
SydneyNew South Wales
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Park at Breakfast Point
Population 2,744 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Established 16 April 1993
Postcode(s) 2137
Area 0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Location 16 km (10 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Canada Bay
State electorate(s) Drummoyne
Federal Division(s) Reid
Suburbs around Breakfast Point:
Putney Tennyson Point Gladesville
Mortlake Breakfast Point Cabarita
Concord Concord Cabarita

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.

History

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.

Hunter, who was later to become Governor of New South Wales, is also remembered in the name of the nearby suburb of Hunters Hill.

Demographics

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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Coordinates: 33°50′38″S 151°06′46″E / 33.844°S 151.1129°E / -33.844; 151.1129

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