Greater Western Sydney

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Greater Western Sydney (GWS) is a large region of the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that generally embraces the north-west, south-west, central-west, and far western sub-regions within Sydney's metropolitan area and encompasses 13 local government areas: Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Hills Shire, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Wollondilly and the western portion of the City of Parramatta Council.wikipedia
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Sydney

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Greater Western Sydney (GWS) is a large region of the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that generally embraces the north-west, south-west, central-west, and far western sub-regions within Sydney's metropolitan area and encompasses 13 local government areas: Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Hills Shire, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Wollondilly and the western portion of the City of Parramatta Council.
Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, and Macarthur to the south.

Cumberland Council, New South Wales

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Greater Western Sydney (GWS) is a large region of the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that generally embraces the north-west, south-west, central-west, and far western sub-regions within Sydney's metropolitan area and encompasses 13 local government areas: Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Hills Shire, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Wollondilly and the western portion of the City of Parramatta Council.
The Cumberland Council is a local government area located in the western suburbs of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

The Hills Shire

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Greater Western Sydney (GWS) is a large region of the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that generally embraces the north-west, south-west, central-west, and far western sub-regions within Sydney's metropolitan area and encompasses 13 local government areas: Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Hills Shire, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Wollondilly and the western portion of the City of Parramatta Council.
The Hills Shire (from 1906–2008 as Baulkham Hills Shire) is a local government area in the Greater Western Sydney region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

History of Sydney

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Radiocarbon dating suggests human activity occurred in the Sydney metropolitan area from around 30,000 years ago.
Near Penrith, a far western suburb of Sydney, numerous Aboriginal stone tools were found in Cranebrook Terraces gravel sediments having dates of 45,000 to 50,000 years BP. This would mean that there was human settlement in Sydney earlier than thought.

Cumberland Plain Woodland

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Encompassing significant areas of national parks, waterways and parklands, agricultural lands, natural bushland and a range of recreational and sporting facilities, the region also largely contains remnants of critically endangered native Cumberland Plain Bushland and World Heritage-listed areas of the Blue Mountains.
Currently, less than 6% of the Woodlands remain in small parts distributed across the western suburbs of Sydney, totaling only around 6400 hectares.

Penrith, New South Wales

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Near Penrith, numerous Aboriginal stone tools were found in Cranebrook Terraces gravel sediments dating to 50,000–45,000 BP.
It is located in Greater Western Sydney, 50 km west of the Sydney central business district on the banks of the Nepean River, on the outskirts of the Cumberland Plain.

Canterbury-Bankstown Council

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Greater Western Sydney (GWS) is a large region of the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that generally embraces the north-west, south-west, central-west, and far western sub-regions within Sydney's metropolitan area and encompasses 13 local government areas: Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Hills Shire, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Wollondilly and the western portion of the City of Parramatta Council.
Located in the Greater Western Sydney region, the Council comprises an area of 72 km2 and as at the had a population of 346,302, making it the most populous local government area in Sydney.

Auburn, New South Wales

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The Auburn area was once used by Dharug people as a market place for the exchange of goods between them and Dharawal people on the coast.
Auburn is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Carlingford, New South Wales

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The people of what is now known as Carlingford, a suburb on the eastern peripheries of the greater west, were the Wallumedegal people, who practised fire-stick farming along the northern banks of the Parramatta River, which encouraged animals to graze, thus enhancing the ease of hunting and gathering.
Carlingford is on the north-eastern outskirts of the Greater Western Sydney region and is on the south-eastern outskirts of the Hills District and western outskirts of Northern Suburbs.

Regions of Sydney

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Greater Western Sydney (GWS) is a large region of the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that generally embraces the north-west, south-west, central-west, and far western sub-regions within Sydney's metropolitan area and encompasses 13 local government areas: Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Hills Shire, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith, Wollondilly and the western portion of the City of Parramatta Council.
Broad and encompassing many other subregions (as listed below), the Greater Western Sydney area includes the 12 local government areas covered by the New South Wales government's Office of the Minister for Western Sydney and the Greater Western Sydney Economic Development Board.

Windsor, New South Wales

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Windsor is the third-oldest place of British settlement on the Australian continent, where European settlers utilised the fertile river flats for agriculture.Governor Phillip Gidley King began granting land in the area to settlers in 1804 with Captain Daniel Woodriff's 1000 acre on the banks of the river the first land grant in the area.
It is in the Hawkesbury local government area, in the region of Greater Western Sydney.

Smithfield, New South Wales

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In 1803 a government stock farm was established in what was to become the Riverstone/Marsden Park area, on the basis of the abundant water supply and good grazing land there, and also in Smithfield, due to its good soil and dependable water supply.
Located in the Greater Western Sydney region, the suburb is one of the largest in Fairfield City by area.

Parramatta

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Parramatta was founded in 1788, the same year as Sydney, making it the second oldest city in Australia. The earliest recorded white settlement in the Fairfield district is described in William Bradley's Journal where he noted an expedition from Rose Hill to Prospect Creek to determine whether Prospect Creek led to Botany Bay. In 1820s, Peter Cunningham described the country west of Parramatta and Liverpool as "a fine timbered country, perfectly clear of bush, through which you might, generally speaking, drive a gig in all directions, without any impediment in the shape of rocks, scrubs, or close forest".
Parramatta, founded by the British in 1788, the same year as Sydney, is the oldest inland European settlement in Australia and the economic capital of Greater Western Sydney.

Hawkesbury and Nepean Wars

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The Battle of Parramatta, a major battle of the Hawkesbury and Nepean Wars, occurred in March 1797 where resistance leader Pemulwuy led a group of Bidjigal warriors, estimated to be at least 100, in an attack on a government farm at Toongabbie, challenging the British Army to fight.
Mostly taking place in what is now the Greater Western Sydney area and, at times, parts of the eastern suburbs, the conflict consisted of Pemulwuy's War (1790–1802) and the Nepean War (1814–16) as well as the interwar violence of the 1804–05 conflict.

Majority minority

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Western Sydney has the most multicultural suburbs in the country with 38% of the population speaking a language other than English at home, and up to 90% in some suburbs.
Vietnamese people are the majority in the greater western suburbs of Cabramatta, Canley Vale, Canley Heights, Carramar, Birrong, and also in the suburbs of Fairfield East, Fairfield West, St John's Park, Bonnyrigg, Wakeley and Green Valley, which also have a large Assyrian community. Furthermore, people of Chinese ancestry are also significant in these suburbs.

Prospect Creek (New South Wales)

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The earliest recorded white settlement in the Fairfield district is described in William Bradley's Journal where he noted an expedition from Rose Hill to Prospect Creek to determine whether Prospect Creek led to Botany Bay.
Prospect Creek, an urban watercourse of the Georges River catchment, is located in the western and Canterbury-Bankstown regions of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia.

Prospect Hill (New South Wales)

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Quarrying in the Prospect area began in the 1820s and naturalist Charles Darwin visited Prospect Hill in January 1836, to observe the geology.
Prospect Hill is a heritage-listed hill in Pemulwuy and Prospect in the greater western region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Toongabbie

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The Battle of Parramatta, a major battle of the Hawkesbury and Nepean Wars, occurred in March 1797 where resistance leader Pemulwuy led a group of Bidjigal warriors, estimated to be at least 100, in an attack on a government farm at Toongabbie, challenging the British Army to fight.
One of the oldest suburbs in Sydney, Toongabbie is located 30 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Prospect, New South Wales

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Quarrying in the Prospect area began in the 1820s and naturalist Charles Darwin visited Prospect Hill in January 1836, to observe the geology.
Prospect is located 32 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Rouse Hill, New South Wales

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On March 4, 1804, Irish convicts rose up in Rouse Hill as one in what was to become known as the Castle Hill convict rebellion.
Rouse Hill is located in the Greater Western Sydney Region, 43 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district and 19 kilometres north-west of the Parramatta central business district.

Blacktown

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In the 1950s and 1960s, there was a large amount of suburban development both in the current suburb of Blacktown and the new suburbs that sprung up around it, which led to civic development in the town centre with the Blacktown Hospital opening in 1965.
Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Greater Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Marsden Park, New South Wales

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In 1803 a government stock farm was established in what was to become the Riverstone/Marsden Park area, on the basis of the abundant water supply and good grazing land there, and also in Smithfield, due to its good soil and dependable water supply.
Marsden Park is located 49 km north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the Blacktown local government area and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Lidcombe

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Also in the 1970s, an influx of Middle Eastern immigrants, namely Lebanese people, settled in Lidcombe, Bankstown and the surrounding suburbs.
Lidcombe is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Liverpool, New South Wales

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In 1820s, Peter Cunningham described the country west of Parramatta and Liverpool as "a fine timbered country, perfectly clear of bush, through which you might, generally speaking, drive a gig in all directions, without any impediment in the shape of rocks, scrubs, or close forest".
It is located in Greater Western Sydney 27 km south-west of the Sydney central business district.

Riverstone, New South Wales

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In 1803 a government stock farm was established in what was to become the Riverstone/Marsden Park area, on the basis of the abundant water supply and good grazing land there, and also in Smithfield, due to its good soil and dependable water supply.
Riverstone is located 48 km north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the Blacktown local government area; part of the Greater Western Sydney region.