Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia
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Greenwich, New South Wales: is a northern suburb of Sydney about 15 minutes
from the city centre. It is a peninsula surrounded by the upper reaches of
Sydney Harbour, and faces to the west a similar suburb named Woolwich. Both
suburbs, as well as others nearby (such as Chiswick, Putney, and Henley)
probably derive their names from their London Thames-side namesakes.
Greenwich had early associations with boat building and still has a couple of
boat yards, but is mostly a quiet residential area fringed with bushland
adjacent to the water. A Shell oil storage depot occupies one side of the
peninsula, and large tankers still regularly dock there. Fine views of Sydney
and its upper harbour are to be had from many vantage points.
There is a harbour swimming pool (with sharkproof net!), several little
parks, tennis courts, many interesting short walks, and a picturesque ferry
service to the City.
People who live here count themselves as being very fortunate.
State: New South Wales
Time Zone: AEST