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If you are making a move to Emu Plains, keep reading for a brief history lesson to discover more about the lifestyle and what the suburb has to offer.
Overview Emu Plains is a suburb of Sydney located 58 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, New South Wales, Australia. It lies on the western side of the Nepean River and at the foot of the Blue Mountains. As per the 2016 population census, there were 8,421 residents in Emu Plains.
Living in Emu Plains Emu Plains is a leafy area with mountain views and convenient to everything, including shops, schools, and railway stations. Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is a popular art gallery of the suburb and established at the former property of artists Gerald and Margo Lewers. The area has several heritage-listed sites, including Emu Plains railway station. Lennox Village is the main commercial centre, and it was named after David Lennox. It has supermarkets like Woolworths and Aldi.
History of Emu Plains Emu Plains was located on the border of the Western Sydney-based Darug people and the Southern Highlands-based Gandangara people before European settlement. The local Darug people have their origins in the Dreamtime and are known as the Mulgoa. These people lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and lived in huts made of bark. In 1790, European settlement began with the visit of the first British explorers. They surveyed the area and named it Emu Island after emus they saw on the land. The suburb was first referred to as Emu Plains by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1814.
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