Mount Kuring-gai, New South Wales

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Mount Kuring-gai
SydneyNew South Wales
Berowra0008.jpg
Cascades along Calna Creek
Population 1,572 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2080
Location 31 km (19 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Hornsby Shire
Region Upper North Shore
State electorate(s) Hornsby
Federal Division(s) Berowra
Suburbs around Mount Kuring-gai:
Berrilee Berowra Heights Berowra
Hornsby Heights Mount Kuring-gai Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Hornsby Heights Mount Colah North Turramurra

Mount Kuring-gai is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Mount Kuring-gai is located 31 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire.

Mount Kuring-gai is located approximately 7 km north of Hornsby. Its neighbouring suburbs are Berowra to the north, and Mount Colah to the south. Surrounded by bushland, it borders Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on the eastern side and Berowra Valley Regional Park on the western side. There are several bushwalks starting in the suburb including the Great North Walk and a path to Apple Tree Bay.

Mount Kuring-gai varies in altitude from about 57 m to 214-221 m above sea level.[2][3]

History[edit]

Ku-ring-gai is an Aboriginal word that means hunting ground of the men. This area was once the home and hunting ground of the Ku-ring-gai Aborigines. The railway station opened in August 1903 and was named Kuring-gai. The Mount was added to the name in 1933.

Kuring-gai Post Office opened on 27 January 1908 and was similarly renamed Mount Kuring-gai in 1933.[4]

Commercial areas and transport[edit]

The suburb is divided in two by the Pacific Highway, Main Northern railway line and the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway.

The eastern side is home to a primary school, community hall and sports oval. The western side has a shopping centre, Mount Kuring-gai railway station and telephone exchange. The east and west sides are connected by a road bridge and a pedestrian bridge.

In 2010, an Aldi shopping centre was incorporated into the shopping centre on the western side.

Mount Kuring-gai also has an industrial area which is home to many diverse businesses such as a hot air balloon manufacturer, electronics companies, a school paint manufacturer, a book publisher and one bus depot of Transdev NSW.

See also[edit]

"Shania" (N720HT) dumping water at Mount Kuring-gai in April 2007
Rock shelter in Lyrebird Gully, where lyrebirds are occasionally seen

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mount Kuring-gai (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Mount Kuring-gai // bonzle
  3. ^ Mount Kuring-gai // dictionary of Sydney
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 

References[edit]

  • The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

Coordinates: 33°38′44″S 151°07′52″E / 33.64543°S 151.13115°E / -33.64543; 151.13115