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image by Jens Pattke, 8 June 2016
Hunter's Hill is (for now) a local government area in the northern suburbs of
Sydney, on the peninsular between the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers. It is the
smallest New South Wales LGA by area, only 6 kmē.
Along with the Ryde area, it was one of the first parts of the north shore of the Parramatta River to be settled by Europeans. The origin of the name is not certain - it might come from Huntershill, the Scottish former estate of a convict, or more likely be named for John Hunter, the second governor of New South Wales.
The area, population 13,000, is largely residential, mostly developed in the 19th century, and has almost no industrial areas. Many buildings are constructed from local sandstone, the largest being the boarding school St Joseph's College at Riverview.
Jonathan Dixon, 9 June 2016
The council flies a flag - a blue-white-blue vertical triband in "Canadian pale" ratios, with the council badge in the centre. The badge, a reference to John Hunter, is a green hunting horn with red strings and a red bow tied in a trefoil-type shape on yellow sandstone blocks in two rows of 3 over 4. The blazon for the badge is:
Upon seven blocks of sandstone ranged in two tiers - three and four Or, a bugle horn mouth to the sinister Vert stringed and garnished Gules.Details of badge (and arms):