|Location: Where is Cambridge Gardens?|
|Cambridge Gardens, New South Wales Australia, is located within the City of Penrith. Cambridge Gardens is a small residential suburb north of Cambridge Park with the busy arterial Northern Road its western boundary. Werrington Downs lies along its eastern border and the extensive unoccupied ADI (Australian Defence Industries) site to its north.
33 43′ S 150 43′ E
|Postcode: 2747||Population: 2,014 (2016 Census)||Distance from Sydney: 53.5 kms W|
|Area: 0.74 km2 or 74 hectares||Density: 28.09 persons per hectare||Cambridge Gardens NSW on Google Maps|
- Cambridge Gardens Public School: Trinity Drive, Cambridge Gardens, 2747.
Ph: (02) 4730 1202.
Origin of the place name – Cambridge Gardens
Cambridge Gardens is part of Phillip Parker King’s 1831 land grant, St Stephens. Cambridge Park estate was subdivided in the 1880s. Cambridge Gardens was gazetted a neighbourhood of Cambridge Park in 1981, three years after a second primary school had been opened in the area and named Cambridge Gardens School.
|1822||Phillip Parker King received a Ticket of Occupation over most of the 3000 acres reserved as a common for local farmers|
|1831||Phillip Parker King received a 1500 acre grant and named it St Stephens|
|1884||December||Cambridge Park estate was subdivided into farmlets|
|1981||Subdivision known as Cambridge Gardens was gazetted as a neighbourhood of Cambridge Park|
|1988||21 September||Centenary celebrations of Cambridge Gardens School|
For photos and more information on Cambridge Gardens, search Penrith City Library’s catalogue using an All Resources search.
Murray, Robert and White, Kate Dharug & Dungaree: The History of Penrith and St. Marys to 1860. Penrith City Council, Penrith, 1988.
Nepean District Historical Society, From Castlereagh to Claremont Meadows: Historical Places of Penrith City Council, Penrith, 1997.
Parr, Lorna, A History of the Nepean and District Street Names, Nepean District Historical Society, Penrith, 1990.
Penrith City Library Local Subject Files – Cambridge Gardens.
Stacker, Lorraine Pictorial history: Penrith & St Marys, Kingsclear Books, 2002.
Stevenson, Colin R., Place Names and their Origins within the City of Penrith, Penrith City Council, Penrith, 1985.
Stickley, Christine, The Old Charm of Penrith, 2nd ed., the author, St. Marys, 1984.