Waverley, New South Wales

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Waverley
Sydney,  New South Wales
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Waverley Cemetery office building
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Waverley
Coordinates 33°53′52″S151°15′1″E / 33.89778°S 151.25028°E / -33.89778; 151.25028 Coordinates: 33°53′52″S151°15′1″E / 33.89778°S 151.25028°E / -33.89778; 151.25028
Population4,346 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2024
Location7 km (4 mi) east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Waverley Municipal Council
State electorate(s) Coogee
Federal Division(s) Wentworth
Suburbs around Waverley:
Bondi Junction Bondi Bronte
Charing Cross Waverley Tasman Sea
Queens Park Randwick Clovelly

Waverley is an eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Waverley is located 7 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council. [2]

Eastern Suburbs (Sydney) Region in New South Wales, Australia

The Eastern Suburbs is the metropolitan region directly to the east and south-east of the central business district in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Suburb Human settlement that is part of or near to a larger city

A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. In most English-speaking countries, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner-city areas, but in Australian English and South African English, suburb has become largely synonymous with what is called a "neighborhood" in other countries and the term extends to inner-city areas. In some areas, such as Australia, India, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and parts of the United States and Canada, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities. In others, such as Saudi Arabia, France, and much of the United States and Canada, many suburbs remain separate municipalities or are governed as part of a larger local government area such as a county. In the United States, beyond the suburbs are exurbs, or "exurban areas", with less density but linked to the metropolitan area economically and by commuters.

Sydney Metropolis in Australia

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

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Waverley Council takes its name from the suburb but its administrative centre is located in the adjacent suburb of Bondi Junction, which is also a major commercial centre. Waverley is the highest point of altitude in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.

Waverley Council Local government area in New South Wales, Australia

Waverley Council is a Local government area in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. First incorporated on 16 June 1859 as the Municipality of Waverley, it is one of the oldest-surviving local government areas in New South Wales. Waverley is bounded by the Tasman Sea to the east, the Municipality of Woollahra to the north, and the City of Randwick in the south and west. The administrative centre of Waverley Council is located on Bondi Road in Bondi Junction in the Council Chambers on the corner of Waverley Park.

Bondi Junction, New South Wales Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Bondi Junction is an eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is 6 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district and is part of the local government area of the Waverley.

History

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Edina, War Memorial Hospital.

Waverley takes its name from a home built near Old South Head Road in 1827 by Barnett Levey (or Levy) (1798–1837). It was named Waverley House, after the title of his favourite book, Waverley, by author Sir Walter Scott. Waverley Municipality was proclaimed in June 1859. The house was a distinctive landmark and gave its name to the surrounding suburb. [3]

Barnett Levey (1798-1837) merchant and theatre director

Barnett Levey (1798-1837) was a Jewish English-Australian merchant and theatre director. Levey was born in London and migrated to Sydney in Sydney in December 1821. From 1826 Levey had joined concerts as a singer. In 1832 he received the first theatre license. Levey, the first free Jewish settler, founded Theatre Royal, Australia's oldest theatrical institution. Levey has been regarded as the "father of Australian theatre."

Waverley is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832). Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as the first historical novel in the western tradition.

Waverley Cemetery (South Head General Cemetery) was established in 1877 and is one of Australia's most notable cemeteries due to its cliff-side location. The cemetery features the graves of several notable Australians including poet Henry Kendall and aviator Lawrence Hargrave. [4]

Waverley Cemetery cemetery in Sydney, Australia

The Waverley Cemetery is a heritage-listed cemetery on top of the cliffs at Bronte in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Opened in 1877 and built by R. Watkins and P. Beddie, the cemetery is noted for its largely intact Victorian and Edwardian monuments. It is regularly cited as being one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. The cemetery contains the graves of many significant Australians including the poet Henry Lawson. It is also known as Waverley Cemetery and General Cemetery Waverley. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 28 October 2016.

Poet Person who writes and publishes poetry

A poet is a person who creates poetry. Poets may describe themselves as such or be described as such by others. A poet may simply be a writer of poetry, or may perform their art to an audience.

Henry Kendall (poet) Australian author and bush poet

Thomas Henry Kendall publishing as Henry Kendall, was an Australian author and bush poet, who was particularly known for his poems and tales set in a natural environment setting.

Edina, a late Victorian mansion built on a grand scale in Birrell Street by Ebenezer Vickery for himself and his family, was completed around 1884. Vickery was a leading merchant and a prominent patron of the Methodist Church. Other buildings in the group include Banksia, Witchagil and the Nellie Vickery Memorial Chapel. Banksia and Witchagil are two-storey villas that Vickery built for his sons.

Victorian architecture series of architectural revival styles

Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century. Victorian refers to the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), called the Victorian era, during which period the styles known as Victorian were used in construction. However, many elements of what is typically termed "Victorian" architecture did not become popular until later in Victoria's reign. The styles often included interpretations and eclectic revivals of historic styles. The name represents the British and French custom of naming architectural styles for a reigning monarch. Within this naming and classification scheme, it followed Georgian architecture and later Regency architecture, and was succeeded by Edwardian architecture.

Ebenezer Vickery Australian methodist

Ebenezer Vickery was an Australian businessman, pastoralist and philanthropist.

This distinguished group of Victorian buildings is now used as the War Memorial Hospital. Edina, Banksia and Witchagil are on the (now defunct) Register of the National Estate. [5] Other heritage items in Waverley include the two weatherboard cottages in Judges Lane, off Bronte Road. A building in Waverley once collapsed into a large hole that swallowed ten houses and an entire street.

The Register of the National Estate was a heritage register that listed natural and cultural heritage places in Australia that was closed in 2007. It has been replaced by the Australian National Heritage List and the Commonwealth Heritage List and various state and territory heritage registers.

Heritage listings

Waverley has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Population

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,346 people in Waverley. 54.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 7.9% and New Zealand 2.7%. 69.6% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 32.0% and Catholic 24.7%. [1]

Commercial area

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Robin Hood Hotel, an Art Deco style structure

Waverley is mostly residential with a scattering of commercial developments, centred on the road junction known as Charing Cross.

Schools

Waverley is home to a number of schools.

Sport and recreation

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Waverley Oval

Waverley is represented in one of the most popular sporting competitions across Australia, the National Rugby League competition, by the local team the Sydney Roosters, officially the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club (ESDRLFC).

The following clubs, including the Roosters, are located in or represent the Waverley area:

Notable residents

Current and former notable residents include:

Schools and churches

Local landmarks

Heritage-listed items in the Waverley area include the following: [12]

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St Marys Anglican Church, Waverley Church in New South Wales, Australia

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References

Citations

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Waverley (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 January 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Gregory's Sydney Street Directory, Gregory's Publishing Company, 2007
  3. The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN   0-207-14495-8, page 266
  4. Waverley Cemetery
  5. The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company (1981), p.2/121
  6. "St. Mary's Anglican Church and Pipe Organ". New South Wales State Heritage Register . Office of Environment and Heritage. H00160. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. "Mary Immaculate Group". New South Wales State Heritage Register . Office of Environment and Heritage. H00626. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. A Pictorial Guide to Identifying Australian Architecture, Apperly, (Angus and Robertson) 1994, p.103
  9. Waverley College
  10. St Catherine's Anglican School
  11. St Clare's College
  12. Waverley Council Website

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