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Blakehurst

Flanked by the waters of Kyle Bay and Kogarah Bay, Blakehurst is part of the Georges River municipality of Kogarah.

Taking its name from the local Aboriginal term for 'place of reeds', Kogarah, 15km south of the Sydney CBD, was first settled in the 1860s, but its development was triggered by the opening of the rail line through the district to Hurstville in 1884.

Several buildings in the municipality such as the School of Arts and the original post office, now a Community Aid Centre, date back to the 19th century, while the Greek Orthodox Church, built in 1981, adds a classic touch of Neo Byzantine to the Kogarah streetscape.

Jubilee Oval was home to St George when the Dragons were such a dominant force in the Sydney Rugby League premiership.

Over recent years, the Kogarah Town Centre has lost part of its soul as the growth of commerce and educational facilities have forced residents out of the area. At the dawn of the new millennium less than 400 people lived in the centre which attracted 7000 workers, 3000 TAFE and 3000 school students every working day. The council has implemented a plan to increase the number of permanent residents by at least 2000 and to attract more people oriented services into the town centre.

Blakehurst: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Carss Cottage Museum


Carss Cottage is a sandstone cottage built in 1865 for William Carss and family. It is the oldest building still standing in the Kogarah area and houses a Museum focusing on local history, run by Kogarah Historical Society. Changing displays range from famous local artists to the history of theatrical groups from the region and lifestyles of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Open every Sunday afternoon and at other times by request for tour groups. Tours include a talk, tour of Museum and optional guided walk around Carss Park. Mondays at the Museum is a bi-monthly event open to all. Check their website for the full program of events.




Carwar Avenue
Carss Park, NSW, 2221

Located 0.8K from Blakehurst

Southgate Shopping Centre


Southgate Shopping Centre is a well established shopping centre located in the Sutherland Shire, approximately 20 kilometres south of Sydney central business district.

The Centre is comprised of 55 specialty stores and contains Coles, Kmart, Woolworths, AMF Bowling, Best Fresh, and First Choice Liquor.

Southgate boasts several high-quality fresh food retailers, a mix of national and boutique fashion, a food court and general retail businesses. Several retail service providers are located at the Centre.

The centre is owned by Industry Superannuation Property Trust Pty Ltd and managed by Jones Lang Lasalle.




Corner Princes Highway and Port Hacking Road
Sylvania, NSW, 2224

Located 2.2K from Blakehurst

Hurstville Museum and Gallery


Hurstville Museum and Gallery is dedicated to preserving the unique history of the St George region as well as working with local multicultural communities to develop exciting art and history exhibitions and public programs.

The permanent exhibition's particular emphasis is on the domestic and working lives of the St George community in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Museum and Gallery is also a hub of continuous community activity presenting talks, programs, special events and ever-changing temporary exhibitions in its gallery space.




14 MacMahon Street
Hurstville, NSW, 2220

Located 2.9K from Blakehurst

Putt Planet Mini Golf


Putt Planet is an African themed 18 hole indoor mini golf centre, uniquely set in Mombasa, Kenya. The quirky and fun course is great for all ages and is wheelchair accessible. Before or after your mini golf game you can enjoy good coffee, milk shakes, drinks, sandwiches and light snacks at 'Jungle Jokers Caf?'.

Located near bus stops or a 15 minute walk to Miranda Railway Station.
Parking on site. No booking required.




Unit1/205 Port Hacking Road
Miranda, NSW, 2228

Located 4.1K from Blakehurst

Blakehurst: Events

Emporium Official Exhibition Opening


Emporium: Inside Albury's most famous department store presents a revealing look at the phenomenal rise of the department store, the advent of ready-to-wear clothing and the proliferation of image-based advertising during the 20th century. The exhibition features one of Albury's longest running department stores, S.M. Abikhair's, which operated for almost 70 years from 1928. Original items include 1950s in-store fashion posters, along with women's fashion accessories, foundation garments, menswear and haberdashery.

Guest speaker will be former Vogue editor-in-chief, Kirstie Clements.

All welcome! Drinks and nibbles provided.

Feel free to come dressed in your best vintage outfit!

RSVP by Monday, 1 February 2016.




Hurstville Museum and Gallery,
14 MacMahon Street
Hurstville, NSW, 2220

Located 2.9K from Blakehurst

Emergency Services Mega Bash


Come and watch the fifth running of the Emergency Services Mega Bash charity event between Police, Ambulance, Fire and Rescue, State Emergency Service, and Rural Fire Service staff at Gwawley Oval.

All monies raised will be donated to Bowel Cancer Australia. Bowel cancer affects one in 12 Australians, and is responsible for around 77 deaths per week.

The round robin cricket tournament is fun to watch and incorporates a raffle and a celebrity autograph signing session.

Food and drink will be available for purchase. There will be a range of activities for children and the family to enjoy.

All this, plus more, is free.




Gwawley Oval,
Lot 2 Taren Point Road,
(opposite The Good Guys)
Taren Point, NSW, 2229

Located 3.8K from Blakehurst

Southern Orchid Spectacular


This October the Southern Orchid Spectacular (featuring the Eric Marygold Trophy) is being held at the Caringbah High School.

Come along and see the beautiful orchid displays, plants for sale or why not receive some free advice on how to grow that perfect orchid. There will be 17 state, national and international vendors with high quality plants for sale. There is plenty of free parking along with coffee and lunch available for purchase.

Previous years Orchid displays have been put on by: Eastern Suburbs Orchid Society; Sutherland Shire Orchid Society; Bankstown Orchid Society; Royale Orchids; S.P.E.C.I.E.S (NSW) Orchid Society; Neville Roper Orchids; Dendi Orchids and private growers.

For more information please visit the Orchid Society of NSW website.


Event Dates
2016
      7th Oct
      8th Oct
      9th Oct


85 Willarong Road,
Caringbah High School
Caringbah, NSW, 2229

Located 5.0K from Blakehurst

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