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The Lions Club of Narellan was formed in December 1999 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary during 2010.
The area now known as Narellan was probably originally home to the Tharawal people, based in the Illawarra region, although the Western Sydney-based Darug people and the Southern Highlands-based Gandangara people were also known to have inhabited the greater Camden area. Very early relations with British settlers were cordial but as farmers started clearing and fencing the land affecting food resources in the area, clashes between the groups arose until 1816 when a number of indigenous people were massacred and the remainder retreated from direct conflict with the settlers.
In 1805, wool pioneer John Macarthur was granted 5,000 acres (20 km²) at Cowpastures (now Camden). After the land was cleared, it was used for farming for most of the next 200 years until Sydney's suburban sprawl reached the town of Camden and modern suburbs like Narellan were subdivided into housing blocks.
In the 2001 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census, the suburb of Narellan had a population of 3,644 people. Like its neighbouring suburbs, Narellan is predominantly Australian born (83%) families with young children (53%) living in detached houses (90%). The number of people aged 65 and over (8%) is substantially less than the national average (13%).
Narellan lies in the central ward of Camden Council. It sits within the state electorate of Camden, represented by Labor's Geoff Corrigan, the former Mayor of Camden, and the federal electorate of Macarthur, represented by Liberal's Pat Farmer, the former ultra-marathon runner.
Membership is available to all residents of Narellan and surrounding areas. Meetings are currently held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Camden Valley Golf Club. 7pm for 7.30pm.
Contact President MIchael Cottrell for further information on 0418 257 517
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