Place:Wyoming, New South Wales, Australia


Located inNew South Wales, Australia

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Wyoming is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located northeast of Gosford's central business district. It is part of the City of Gosford local government area.

The Aboriginal inhabitants of the Wyoming area before European settlement were the Kuringgai people.

In 1824 Frederick Augustus Hely (1794–1836) purchased of land adjacent to Narara Reserve. Hely named the land after the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, made famous by the 1809 poem Gertrude of Wyoming by Thomas Campbell. The state of Wyoming in the western United States of America, named many years later than the Central Coast town, is also named after the poem.

Hely was the Principal Superintendent of Convicts. He was born in Ireland and died in Sydney. He died before the house he was planning to build at Wyoming was completed. His mausoleum lies beside the Pacific Highway at Wyoming, close to the family home which was built by his widow. The grave was designed by architect John Verge and was recently restored after falling into disrepair.

Wyoming is a predominately residential suburb. The first building was the local pub which was built by convicts in 1854 and still exists today. Wyoming also has a medical centre, three primary schools, the Wyoming Shopping Village, and a number of fast-food outlets, petrol stations and other shops. Wyoming is home to the football (soccer) club Wyoming Tigers.

Many residential streets in the suburb are bordered by temperate-subtropical rainforest, with interesting bushwalking opportunities.

With the expected re-development of Gosford city, the suburb's close proximity to the CBD will see house prices increase. There has been a recent push to rename the suburb, or part of the suburb, "Valley View" (all streets North of Maidens Brush Road), The area where "Valley View Public" now stands was home to an orange orchid which was named "Valley View" by the owner of the farm almost 100 years ago. The name change is to separate the more established, leafy sections of the suburb from the derelict housing commission homes dotted through the south area.

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