Kurmond, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||877 (2011 census)|
|Location||70.5 km (44 mi) from Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Hawkesbury|
In his memoir From Kurmond Kid to Cancer Crusader, oncologist Fred Stephens describes growing up on a soldier settler block at Kurmond in the 1930s. The area was well known at that time for its orchards and soldier resettlement. The village had one school, Kurmond Public School.
Kurmond was home to the original Airlite windows factory in the 1960s which remains near the corner of Bells Line of Road and Kurmond Rd.
Famous residents included Rowland "Rowley" McMahon after whom McMahons Lane is named. Rowley McMahon founded a bus company after walking home from the then Grose Vale train station at the end of the Second World War which went on to become Westbus.
Originally known as Longleat, the name "Kurmond" is a derivative of neighboring town names Kurrajong and Richmond.
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