Narwee

  • Suburb:Narwee
  • Postcode:2209
  • Population:5021
  • Municipality:Hurstville City Council, Canterbury City Council
Narwee is located 18 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and lies across the local government areas of the City of Hurstville and the City of Canterbury.

Narwee is named after an Aboriginal word meaning “the sun”. Narwee is a well established residential area. It is bounded by Shorter Avenue in the north, Welfare Avenue in the east, Broad Arrow Road in the south and Karne Street in the west.

Development of the area dates originally from 1809 when the first land grant was made. The area was characterised by forest and farms in the 1800s, then by farmers and market gardeners in the early 1900s. In 1912 the Intercolonial Investment Land and Building Company subdivided land which was sold as ten-acre farms of the “Graham Park Estate”. Residential development began occurring after the railway was built in 1931, with significant development in the 1950s when the area was settled by young families.

Major features of the area include Narwee Public School, and several reserves. Narwee has experienced a small increase in population between 1996 and 2001, a result of new dwellings being added.