Elizabeth Hills was subdivided from Cecil Hills in 2009. It was gazetted as a suburb on 18 December 2009. When Cecil Hills was subdivided from Cecil Park in 1992, the name of Elizabeth Hills was suggested, but later opposed. When the suburb was further subdivided in 2009 Elizabeth Hills was reconsidered and adopted.
What’s in a Name?
Elizabeth Hills is named for Lady Elizabeth Wylde, the wife of the first colonial landowner in the area. Elizabeth occupied and managed a farm situated at Cecil Hills from 1816 until her death in 1864, after her husband John returned to England in 1825. Elizabeth became paralysed down the right side of her body in 1859. She is buried in Liverpool Pioneers’ Memorial Park.
Formerly farmlands, Elizabeth Hills is now a predominantly residential estate with housing developments mostly beginning in 2014.
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