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West Hoxton

West Hoxton was officially gazetted on 7 April 1972.

Origins of West Hoxton

The area now known as West Hoxton was originally part of Hoxton Park. Hoxton Park was named in 1887 when Phillips and Co, a syndicate, subdivided the land under that name. Thomas Setrop Amos, a London solicitor, who arrived in Sydney in 1816, was granted 800 acres (3.2 km2) in this area in June 1818.

A newspaper article from The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate from 30 December 1922 states that the Postmaster-Generals Department advised that the request of residents to have a receiving post office at West Hoxton had been approved. It added that mail would be exchanged with Hoxton Park post office six times weekly, with the office open from 9am-10am and 4pm-6pm. This is the first official reference to West Hoxton that can be located. There are references to West Hoxton Park Church in an article published in The Cumberland Argus dated 18 April 1908.

Suburbanisation

West Hoxton was primarily developed during the late 1990s as a residential area. The population of West Hoxton increased more than six fold from 1996 to 2001.

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