Middle Dural, New South Wales


Middle Dural, New South Wales
Middle Dural
SydneyNew South Wales
Population: 853[1]
Postcode: 2158
Location: 37 km (23 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA: The Hills Shire, Hornsby Shire
State District: Hornsby
Federal Division: Berowra
Suburbs around Middle Dural:
Kenthurst Glenorie Arcadia
Kenthurst Middle Dural Arcadia
Dural Dural Galston

Middle Dural is a semi-rural suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Dural is located 37 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of Hornsby Shire and The Hills Shire. Dural is in the Upper North Shore region. Dural is a separate suburb to the south.

History

Dural is derived from Dooral-Dooral, an Aboriginal name meaning a smoking hollow tree. The original inhabitants of the Dural area were the Darug people. The name Dooral appeared on Surveyor James Meehan’s map of April 1817 and originally covered the whole area including present day Glenorie, Galston, Arcadia and Dural. Timber cutters opened up the area in the early 19th century and the settlements were originally known as Upper, Middle, Lower, North and Little Dural.[2]

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

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