Kurmond, New South Wales

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Kurmond
New South Wales
Coordinates 33°33′04″S 150°41′24″E / 33.551°S 150.690°E / -33.551; 150.690Coordinates: 33°33′04″S 150°41′24″E / 33.551°S 150.690°E / -33.551; 150.690
Population 877 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2757
Location 70.5 km (44 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Hawkesbury[2]
State electorate(s) Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s) Macquarie
Suburbs around Kurmond:
Kurrajong Hills Kurrajong The Slopes
Grose Vale Kurmond North Richmond
Grose Vale Grose Vale North Richmond

Kurmond is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located in the City of Hawkesbury between Kurrajong and North Richmond on Bells Line of Road.

In the 2011 census, Kurmond recorded a population of 877 people.[1]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kurmond (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kurmond". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 January 2015.