Mount Annan, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Annan
Sydney, New South Wales
Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
|Population||10,540 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,474.1/km2 (3,818/sq mi)|
|Elevation||88 m (289 ft)|
|Area||7.15 km2 (2.8 sq mi)|
|Location||60 km (37 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD|
Mount Annan is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Mount Annan is located 60 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Camden Council, and is part of the Macarthur region.
The area now known as Mount Annan was originally home to the Dharawal people, based in the Illawarra region, although the Western Sydney-based Darug people and the Southern Highlands-based Gandangara people were also known to have inhabited the greater Camden area. Very early relations with British settlers were cordial but as farmers started clearing and fencing the land, affecting food resources in the area, clashes between the groups arose until 1816 when a number of indigenous people were massacred and the remainder retreated from direct conflict with the settlers.
In 1805, wool pioneer John Macarthur was granted 5,000 acres (20 km²) at Cowpastures (now Camden). After the land was cleared, it was used for farming for most of the next 200 years until Sydney's suburban sprawl reached the town of Camden and modern suburbs like Mount Annan were subdivided into housing blocks.
Mount Annan is off the M5 motorway and Hume Highway. It includes the locality formerly known as Glenlee and the former Glenlee coal loader, which served the former Burragorang Valley coal mines. A number of bus services controlled by Busabout Sydney run through the suburb. The nearest railway station is Macarthur.
The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is primarily a native garden but is equipped with barbecuing facilities and picnic areas. Mount Annan is a hill within the grounds and there is a track in the gardens to the summit. Sundial Hill is another landmark of the gardens and there is a water feature area. The gardens also includes a Stolen Generations Memorial.
In the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census, the suburb of Mount Annan had a population of 10,540 people, with a very high percentage of families with children (61.7%). The suburb is almost entirely detached houses (90.8%) with 273 dwellings recorded as either apartments or townhouses. A very high percentage of these houses are mortgaged (66.7%), a little under double the national average (34.9%).
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