Dural

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Dural is a semi-rural suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 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 North Western Sydney. Round Corner is a locality in the south-western part of Dural.
Dural – Middle Dural is bounded by the locality of Glenorie in the north, Old Northern Road in the east, the locality of Glenhaven and Dooral Dooral Creek in the south and the locality of Kenthurst and O’Haras Creek in the west.

 

History
The original inhabitants of the Dural area were the Darug people. Dural is derived from Dooral-Dooral, an Aboriginal name meaning a smoking hollow tree.
The name Dooral appeared on Surveyor Richard Dundiate’s 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. 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.
Dural Post Office opened on 1 August 1864.

 
Land use
Dural – Middle Dural is a predominantly rural area, with a township at Dural. Rural land is used mainly for hobby farms, nurseries and orchards, especially citrus fruits.

 
Major features
Major features of the area include Dural Mall Shopping Centre, Golden Ridge Animal Farm, Dural Sport and Leisure Centre, The Porter Scenic Lookout, Ellerman Park and two schools.

 
Sport and recreation
Dural plays host to the Dural Rugby Club, Dural Country Club, Dural Country Club soccer teams, Refield Lions Soccer and Rugby Clubs and the Pacific Hills Pumas Soccer Club. Dural Rugby Club organises Wallatag in the Summer Months which is held on a Friday night at Bernie Mullane Sports Complex in Kellyville.
Hills Hawks Junior Rugby League Football Club has its home ground at Dural Park, Quarry Road Dural

 
Transport
Dural doesn’t have a railway station but is served by buses operated by Hillsbus. There is also a Hillsbus depot on New Line Road next to McDonald’s.

 
Media
Between 1985 and 1987, Dural was the site for tapings of the television game show It’s a Knockout shown nationally on the Ten Network and hosted by Billy J Smith and Fiona MacDonald. However, due to numerous complaints from local residents the show was cancelled in 1987.

 
Population
According to the 2011 census, there were 7,357 residents in Dural.

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