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Where is Pendle Hill?
General information about Pendle Hill
The following is an extract from Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendle_Hill,_New_South_Wales
Pendle Hill is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Pendle Hill is located 30 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Holroyd and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
George Bond (1876â€“1950), an American who came to Australia in 1909, established a cotton spinning mill in the area in 1923. It was Australia’s first attempt to spin and weave cotton from cotton farms that the company owned in Queensland. Lancashire was the centre of England’s cotton industry, and Pendle Hill is a hill in the heart of the Lancashire cotton industry. It seems likely this is where the town gained its name. George Bond was originally in the business of importing hosiery and underwear but during World War I began manufacturing hosiery in Redfern and by 1925 was producing a quarter of Australia’s output of hosiery and knitted garments. Bond Industries Limited became a public company in 1927.
The railway station at Pendle Hill opened here on 12 April 1924. The first government school opened in 1955 and the first post office was opened in 1956 by Postmaster Sqn. Ldr.[Rtd] Richard R. Purdie M.B.E. and his wife Elsie. Nearby “Purdie Lane” is named after these long time pioneers of Pendle Hill.