Kogarah took its name from Kogarah Bay, a small bay on the northern shore of the Georges River. The suburb originally stretched to the bay but has since been divided up to form the separate suburbs of Kogarah Bay and Beverley Park.
Kogarah is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning rushes or place of reeds. It had also been written as ‘Coggera’, ‘Cogerah’ and ‘Kuggerah’ but the current spelling was settled when the railway line came through the area in the 1880s. Early land grants in the area were made to John Townson (1760-1835) who received 2,250 acres (9.1 km2) from 1808 to 1810, centred around Hurstville and James Chandler, whose neighbouring estate was centred around Bexley. The district provided fruit, vegetables and oysters for Sydney. In 1869, St Pauls Church of England opened on Rocky Point Road (now Princes Highway). It was built on 2 acres (8,100 m2) of land given to the church by William Wolfen the Swedish Consul to Sydney, who owned 800 acres (3.2 km2) in Kogarah. The suburb grew around the church and the Gardeners Arms Hotel. Kogarah became a municipality in 1885.
The former neighbourhood of Moorefield is now part of Kogarah. It was originally a 60 acre land grant from Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1812 to Patrick Moore, who built a fine house there. The Moorefield racecourse built by a descendant opened in 1888. The Moorefield estate was subdivided in the 1950s and the Department of Education purchased 19 acres, where it built two high schools and college of further education. Moorefields Girls High School was erected there in 1955 on the former site of Moore’s farm.
The Kogarah Mecca cinema was a landmark building, located opposite the railway station in Station Street. The cinema was often used by local schools for important events such as Speech Day.
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Servicing the following areas,
BALD FACE – 2221.BEVERLEY PARK – 2217.BLAKEHURST – 2221.
CARLTON – 2218.CARSS PARK – 2221.CONNELLS POINT – 2221.
HURSTVILLE GROVE – 2220.HURSTVILLE SOUTH – 2221.
KOGARAH BAY – 2217.KYLE BAY – 2221.MORTDALE – 2223.
OATLEY – 2223.PENSHURST – 2222.TOM UGLYS POINT – 2221.