Campsie, New South Wales

Campsie, New South Wales

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Campsie, New South Wales

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Campsie is a suburb in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Campsie is located 13 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, on the southern bank of the Cooks River. Campsie is the commercial and administrative centre of the City of Canterbury.


Campsie was named after the Campsie parish in Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Aboriginal culture

Indigenous Australians lived in this area for thousand's of years. In 1770, the land along the Cooks River was explored by officers from HM Bark Endeavour.

European settlement

In the early days of European settlement, the land in this area was mostly used for farming. The southern parts of Campsie were part of the Laycock estate, that extended to most of Kingsgrove. The area between South Campsie and the Cooks River was known as the Redman estates. John Redman was granted in the 1812 and he later purchased the area to the east, which was a land grant of to Thomas Capon in 1817.The railway was completed in 1895, encouraging suburban development and leading to the area becoming heavily populated. The line passed through the Campsie Park estate which was owned by the Anglo-Australian Investment Company. A large wooded area was cleared for the construction of the station on Beamish Street. The first post office opened in April 1900 and the public school opened in 1908.

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