Why is it called Brighton le Sands?

Why is it called Brighton le Sands?

Southern residential suburb on the western shore of Botany Bay, named for the English resort by tramway entrepreneur and developer Thomas Saywell. Development followed the construction of the railway to Hurstville and a tramline from Rockdale to the beach at Brighton.

What Aboriginal land is Brighton le Sands on?

Gameygal
Gameygal/Kameygal: Aboriginal clan whose hunted and fished in the area along the Georges River and western Botany Bay. So, as far as I can see, the original custodians of the land should be referred to as the Gameygal or Kameygal people of the Eora nation.

What is Brighton le Sands known for?

The beach is also commonly referred to as Brighton Beach and is known for its off-white sand. Brighton Le Sands features a mixture of low density houses, medium density flats, high rise apartments, retail, caf├ęs and restaurants.

How old is Brighton le Sands?

The “Brighton-le-Sands Post and Telegraph Office” was opened in about 1903 (1904 edition of the Sands Post Office Directory) giving the suburb its distinct name to distinguish it from Brighton in England. About this time a ferry service opened in Botany Bay.

What LGA is Brighton in?

City of Bayside
Brighton is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km south-east of Melbourne’s central business district. Its local government area is the City of Bayside….Brighton, Victoria.

Brighton Melbourne, Victoria
Area 8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Bayside
State electorate(s) Brighton

Is Brighton le Sands water clean?

Brighton Le Sands Baths Patrol information: This beach is not patrolled. Water quality is suitable for swimming for most of the time, but due to the presence of several potential sources of faecal contamination, swimming should be avoided following rainfall.

Is Brighton le Sands beach polluted?

Brighton Le Sands Baths Pollution is likely. Avoid swimming today. Patrol information: This beach is not patrolled. Water quality is suitable for swimming for most of the time, but due to the presence of several potential sources of faecal contamination, swimming should be avoided following rainfall.