Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Mount Annan

Far south-western residential and rural suburb named by William Howe, who came from Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. It has seen a huge increase in population since the 1990s and is home to the Australian Botanic Garden.

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Traditionally owned by the Dharawal and Gundungurra people, the new suburb of Mount Annan is built on land once owned by William Howe, who named the hill after his home town in Scotland. The property was run as a dairy farm until 1978, with land released for housing in the late 1980s. A series of estates have been released aimed at different markets, and new shopping centres have sprung up. The suburb also includes Mount Annan Botanic Garden.