Ashcroft,_New_South_Wales

Ashcroft, New South Wales

Ashcroft is a suburb in South-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Ashcroft is located 35 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Liverpool.

History

The suburb was formed as part of the Housing Commission's Green Valley development. It was named Ashcroft after the pioneering family in the district that gave the land for the site of this development. The Ashcroft family was active in establishing meat wholesaling and retailing activities at the Homebush abattoir. E.J. Ashcroft was a butcher at Liverpool in the 1890s. Although named earlier, Ashcroft was officially gazetted on 7 April 1972.

Notable residents

References

  • The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

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