Named after Gregory Blaxland (1778–1853), an early Australian explorer of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.
Area and Location Description:
Blaxland covers an area of approximately 62 sq km bordered by Georges River, Prospect Creek through Carramar, Holroyd up to Cumberland Hwy on the West, along Prospect Canal down to Albert St, across and up to Hawksview St along railway line to Lansdowne St up Woodville Rd across to Park St, Lisgor St, Hudson St and Mona St down Duck River and Wellington Rd, down Graham St, across Mt Auburn Rd, cross the railway line down to Brixton Rd across London Rd & Georges Ave up to Joseph St in the North, follow Joseph St, Rookwood and Stacey St Bankstown up to Canterbury Rd on the East, across Canterbury/Milperra Rds back to the Georges River in the South. The main suburbs include Bass Hill, Birrong, Carramar, Chester Hill, Condell Park, Fairfield East, Georges Hall, Guildford West, Old Guildford, Lansdowne, Potts Hill, Regents Park, Sefton, Villawood, Woodpark, Yagoona, Yennora and parts of Auburn, Bankstown, Berala, Fairfield, Granville, Guildford, Merrylands, Smithfield and South Granville.
Products/industries of the area:
Railway workshops, aircraft repairs, transport and storage industries.
Clare, J (ALP) 2007–
Hatton, M (ALP) 1996–2007
Keating, P J (ALP) 1969–1996
Harrison, E J (ALP) 1949–1969