Hunter's Hill - The geat Picket Fence Community Of Sydney Hunter’s Hill is located in on the North Shore of Sydney Australia. This wonderfully quaint city was named after John Hunter who was the governor from 1975 and 1800 of New South Wales. It is only a few miles outside the business district and center for local government and administration. For those who would like to visit Hunters Hill, the only two modes of transportation to and from the peninsula is ferry or bus.
Mary Rieby was one the first settlers at Hunters Hill Council at the young age of fifteen. After her husband died, she became one of the wealthiest women due to her ownership in land and commercial shipping enterprises. The early home construction of sandstone residences was a result of the sale of over two hundred acres from Mary Rieby to Didier Numa Joubert in 1847. Italian stone workers were shipped into Hunters Hill to complete the construction on the homes. Many of the original buildings are still around today featuring the sandstone construction to include the post office and the city hall.
The most notable attraction to the Sydney area and to Hunter’s Hill is the Great North Walk. This walking trail runs from Newcastle through various suburbs to reach Sydney. At one point, it goes through Boronia Park which is a huge waterfront reserve featuring the original Aboriginal drawings that are dated to be before the colony began. Some great names call this community home to include the actress Cate Blanchett. Television and radio celebrity, Kyle Sandilands has a home here also. The famous newsreader, Ann Sanders is also a resident of Hunter’s Hill council.