Duffys Forest, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||436 (2011 census)|
|Location||28 km (17 mi) north of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||Northern Beaches Council|
Duffys Forest is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Duffys Forest is 28 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. Duffys Forest is considered to be part of the Northern Beaches region and the Forest District.
Duffys Forest is named after Patrick Duffy, who received a land grant there in 1857. He became a timber cutter and cleared a road through the bush to Cowan Creek, where he built a stone wharf for transporting timber. The wharf is still known as Duffys Wharf and the road is Duffys Track.
Waratah Park Earth Sanctuary (Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. Much of the set and props are still there, although since being closed in August 2009 all of the animals including descendants of the kangaroos used in the series have now been removed.) was a popular tourist attraction in Duffys Forest, famous as the film set of the popular television series
The 'Duffys Forest Ecological Community' is an endangered ecological community of the Sydney basin
Duffys Forest is home to two schools:
AGBU Alexander Primary School
Mimosa Public School
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Duffys Forest (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8
- Sydney travel guide in pictures and art prints and toys store
- Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW Archived 7 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
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