An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

Dear Mr Perrottet,  There are too many Kellyvilles  nowadays. Please eliminate two.  I am not a crackpot.   Kellyville Ridge

Ridgy Didge: Kellyville Ridge

Dear Mr Perrottet, 

There are too many Kellyvilles nowadays. Please eliminate two. 

I am not a crackpot.  

Kellyville Ridge

Like the other Kellyvilles previously featured on this blog, Kellyville Ridge is a mostly-residential suburb in the sprawl of Northwest Sydney. Arriving from my previous suburb, The Ponds, I said hello to a street that looks like this. 

This is a fairly typical Northwest Sydney street, boasting 21st century houses with painted exteriors,

in quiet suburbia. 

Other than front yards though, it also has this. 

This is Glenheath Park. Back in the day, it used to be a farm. Today it is just a park and playground with an interesting tribute to its past. 

For instance, it's got a good one of these, 

a great one of these, 

an excellent one of these,

and some sheep pens, 

with real (stone) sheep.

Not bad for an otherwise plain suburban street.  

From sheep-pen park, I continued along the residential street, 

to look at a bit of aspirational suburbia on a slanted street, 

with a pretty swell view of the surrounding area. 

I next teleported to another bit of the suburb with a handy sign reminding me of where I was. 

This bit of the suburb, by the wide and busy Windsor Road, is the only part of the suburb with any density, sporting a few new apartments with a couple of shops underneath. 

At first, I thought this wasn't a bad idea, being close to Rouse Hill Metro, 

but then I realised that it's still a one kilometre walk along a six lane road to get there, thus negating the main convenience of apartment living. Yay for Sydney's urban planning. 

Anyway, I didn't come here to give Sim City hot takes, I actually came to check out one of this suburb's more unique buildings - in this car park. 

This is Ettamogah Pub. It looks pretty cool, I must say.  

It has a tractor on its roof, 

and a poem on its side. 

I briefly popped in to use their bathroom, but there were was some event with a bunch of folks inside wearing yellow Clive Palmer Freedumb shirts (it was still election season) so I didn't stick around too long. 


From here, I made my way to my final Kellyville Ridgian point of interest, a cemetery. 

This is Castlebrook Memorial Park, and today I wasn't here to look at the cemetery itself (although there was a cool Buddha statue in the Buddhist section here, which I didn't take a photo of as there were actual mourners), 

I came here for this memorial to the battle of Vinegar Hill, which a friendly plaque taught me was a fight around here between the 1800s colonial soldiers and some mutineering Irish convicts. It was subsequently named after another rebellion in Ireland against the British a few years prior.  

I'll be honest, I find convict history to be a bit dull a lot of the time, but I found this one to be an interesting chapter in the local history of the area. 

After checking off this suburb's selection of spots, I continued on to my next suburb.

Kellyville Ridge: Suburbia with a surprising touch of heritage. 

1 comment:

  1. Stone sheep here and metal snail people in the next post! Things are getting very exciting artistically in the northwest.