Dolls Point, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDolls Point
Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||1,661 (2016 census)|
|Location||17 km (11 mi) south of Sydney CBD|
Dolls Point is a small suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Dolls Point is located 17 km south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Dolls Point is in the local government area of the Bayside Council.
Dolls Point was originally a deserted landscape, which was considered uninhabitable. The origins of the name are unclear but legend has it that it was named for an escaped convict who took shelter in the dire landscape to hide from the authorities.
The area between Cooks River and Georges River was originally known as Seven Mile Beach. It was changed to Lady Robinson’s Beach in 1874 to honour the wife of Governor Sir Hercules Robinson. Cook Park is named after Samuel Cook who advocated it as a public pleasure area.
Historic Primrose House became the Royal South Sydney Community Health Centre.
According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 1,784 residents in Dolls Point. 39.5% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being Greece 3.9%, China 2.9%, New Zealand 2.7%, England 2.4% and Egypt 2.2%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 58.0% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 11.6%, Arabic 4.1%, Spanish 3.1%, Macedonian 2.4% and Mandarin 2.3%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 29.1%, Orthodox 17.5% and Anglican 13.6%.