Hunter's Hill

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Hunter's Hill is a suburb of Sydney, Australia and also forms the smallest of Sydney's local government areas. It is mainly a small peninsula between the Lane Cove and Parramatta Rivers about 7 km from the central business district of Sydney and can be reached easily by bus or even by ferry for those who live near the water on the peninsula.

Named after John Hunter the second Governor of New South Wales between 1792 and 1796, Hunters Hill is one of the oldest areas on the north side of Sydney Harbour.

Proclaimed as a Borough in January 1861, the character of Hunters Hill was formed from 1860 through to the 1920s, with many of the buildings dating back to that period and often being built from the local sandstone.

Today, Hunters Hill has a population of over 12,000 people (2001 Census), and has an area of 5.75 square kilometres including some 650,000 square metres of parks and reserves. Development is almost entirely residential and Hunters Hill is recognised as Australia's oldest garden suburb with 75% of the Municipality being declared a conservation area.

With its many heritage-listed buildings and its position near or on the water offering fine harbour views, the municipality is one of the more exclusive areas of Sydney . Having a number of residents of French extraction, it is sometimes known as the "French Village" and shares a friendship with a sister city near Paris, Le Vesinet.

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