An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

After a quick break for some chicken tikka and knafeh , we pick up right where we left off with Western Sydney 's  Quakers Hill

All Education: Quakers Hill (feat. Nirimba Fields)

After a quick break for some chicken tikka and knafeh, we pick up right where we left off with Western Sydney's 

Quakers Hill

If you follow Kings Park's tremendous pathway network northwest, you'll hit Quakers Hill. This is what I did today,

entering the suburb via this neighbourhood park. 

This park is fairly standard. Sports facilities,

this blue thing, 

a picnic table or two to rest your tired feet at, 

and a penis-tagged canal. Interestingly, sneaking under the train line through this canal appears to be the only way to cross to the other side of Quakers Hill without heading to the station itself. I wish councils would bother connecting up their suburbs better for pedestrians, but I suppose I'm the only person going on multi-hour walks through Western Sydney's suburbia. 

Anyway, after finding a golf ball which I proceeded to bounce while I walked, 

I headed into suburban Quakers Hill. 

This led me through some fairly typical Western Sydney suburbia. Older houses, 

newer townhouses, 

some kid's abandoned Lebanese bread wrap, 

and a community garden,

complete with scarecrow. 

At this point, I didn't realise I was entering Quakers Hill's famous early education district. No seriously. We've got Noah's Ark Preschool, 

the highly regarded Cuddlez Pre-school and Montessori, 

of course, there's Wiggles and Giggles, 

and if the other montessori isn't good enough for you, there's this one, just called Montessori. 

Of course, if all these pictures of teddy bears give the impression of too much riff-raff, there's Learning Blocks, for the straight shooters. 

Intertwined through the daycare district, I found these houses, 

some Christmas Tree legs, 

two discarded large mattresses, 

enough spare plyboard to open an Ikea,

and equipment to start your very own daycare. 

Carrying on finally took me out of the childcare zone, and to a biryani shop which you can also live in, according to the real estate signs, 

some bike racks, and,

ok I lied, one final preschool. 

After finally finishing up with the infants, I was at the station. But it wasn't time to head home yet. 

Instead, I was more interested in the canal-less crossing here to head to the other side,

landing in a fairly quiet commercial district. 

Here, I found an Indian grocer with sign troubles, 

a beauty store in flight, 

and some more very poorly photographed quiet spots, mostly with a South Asian flavour. 

Continuing on past the less-than-inspiring Quakers Hill CBD, I found another canal, 

a house for rent if you want to spend every waking hour mowing your front lawn, 

a childcare on the wrong side of the tracks, 

and, interestingly, a mosque with the aesthetic of a small church.  

From here, I found myself at these traffic lights, which I had the pleasure to cross for a bonus suburb. 

Quakers Hill: Ideal for picky toddlers. 


Nirimba Fields

Up the road from Quakers Hill is a suburb established in 2020. It's so new that Google Maps doesn't know that it exists. Originally part of Schofields, Nirimba Fields is now it's own thing. 

That doesn't mean that it's all new, however, 

entering the suburb passes some older homes, 

and a giant spider in a gum tree.

I also saw this house where an important question needs to be asked: is that little extension on the left its own house? 

But if Quakers Hill is the early education suburb, then Nirimba Fields is the tertiary education suburb, with a Tafe and a branch of Western Sydney Uni here. 

Plus a couple of highschools. 

I started by heading into WSU.

Here, I found a freshly mowed lawn, 

a war memorial, 

with included rose garden, 

and then I found myself entering the Tafe. It all gets a little bit fuzzy really, but I suppose the grounds are all shared. 

For instance, one of the schools has a closed swimming pool,

with ducks living in it. 

And behind it, WSU has this shiny red building.

And behind that, a (presumably) shared space with picnic tables, volleyball and barbeques, and exercise equipment. 

I don't really know much else about this place, because this is when my ride arrived to pick me up. 

I made sure to show them the ducks in the swimming pool before we headed out. 

Nirimba Fields: Still a more attractive campus than Macquarie. 

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4 comments:

  1. Wyndham is far from a Christian school haha. Nice to see you swing by after long last.

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    1. Hah, right you are, looks like a quick edit is in order. Thanks for reading!

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  2. We've just got to love opportunistic ducks!

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  3. Mosques are often built in/on/near formerly Christian sites - they are chosen for that very reason. A symbol of conquest.

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