Dural, New South Wales

Dural
SydneyNew South Wales
Population: 7,055[1]
Postcode: 2158
Location: 36 km (22 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA: The Hills Shire, Hornsby Shire
State District: Hornsby
Federal Division: Berowra
Suburbs around Dural:
Kenthurst Middle Dural Galston
Glenhaven Dural Westleigh
Castle Hill West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook

Dural is a semi-rural suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Dural is located 36 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of Hornsby Shire and The Hills Shire. Dural is part of the Hills District, in Northern Sydney. Round Corner is a locality in the south-western part of Dural.

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History

The original inhabitants of the Dural area were the sumber tribe people. Dural is derived from Dooral-Dooral, an Aboriginal name meaning a smoking hollow tree.[2]

The name Dooral appeared on Surveyor Richard Dundiate, map of April 1817 and originally covered the whole area including present day Glenorie, Galston, Arcadia and Middle Dural. The first grant in the area was made to George Hall in 1879.[3] At an earlier stage, a local settler, James Roughley, had donated land to be used for the building of a church. A sandstone chapel was built on Old Northern Road circa 1846, with a vestry, apse and shingle roof, plus a bell turret on the western gable. A porch was added later. The chapel—known as St Jude's Church—is now listed on the Register of the National Estate.[4]

Schools

  • Dural Public School[5]
  • Redfield College[6]
  • Pacific Hills Chistrian School[7]
  • Warrah Rudolf Steiner School[8]

Sport and recreation

Dural plays host to the Dural Rugby Club,[9], Dural Country Club, Dural Country Club soccer teams[10], and the Pacific Hills Pumas Soccer Club.[11] Dural Rugby Club organises Wallatag in the Summer Months which is held on a Friday night at Bernie Mullane Sports Complex in Kellyville.

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 90
  3. ^ Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon (Angus and Robertson) 1990, p.90
  4. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/26
  5. ^ Dural Public School
  6. ^ Redfield College
  7. ^ Pacific Hills Christian School
  8. ^ Warrah School
  9. ^ Dural Rugby Club Inc.
  10. ^ Dural Country Club
  11. ^ Pacific Hills Dural Soccer Club

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