bondi

Bondi, New South Wales

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

Location

Bondi is a mostly medium and high density residential area with a shopping strip on Bondi Road. Bondi Beach is a neighbouring suburb and beach. Bondi Junction is a neighbouring suburb and commercial centre. North Bondi is a neighbouring suburb.

History

Bondi is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks. It has been spelt a number of different ways over time, eg Boondi, Bundi, Bundye. The current spelling was accepted in 1827. The whole Bondi area was part of a land grant to road-builder William Roberts in 1809. In 1851, Edward Smith Hall, editor of the Sydney Monitor, purchased the land for 200 pounds.

Culture

The postcode of Bondi, 2026, is commonly written as graffiti as a sign of adoration for the suburb.

Sport and recreation

Waverley Rugby Club is the local Rugby Union Club, located in Bondi.

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