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Dharruk
SydneyNew South Wales
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West Tradies club in Dharruk
Population 2,765 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2770
Location 46 km (29 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Blacktown
State electorate(s) Mount Druitt
Federal Division(s) Chifley
Suburbs around Dharruk:
Emerton Blackett Hebersham
Emerton Dharruk Hebersham
Whalan Whalan Mount Druitt

Dharruk is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Dharruk is located 46 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Dharruk is chiefly a residential suburb with almost no industry or commercial activity. The only other significant activity in the suburb is education, with the Mount Druitt campus of Chifley College and Dawson Public School occupying much of the suburb. The boundaries of Dharruk are defined by Carlisle Avenue to the east, Popondetta Road to the west, Jersey Road to the north and Woodstock Avenue to the south.

History

Dharruk is derived from the name of the Darug people, an Aboriginal tribe associated with the area west of Sydney. In the 2011 census, over 5% of the population were recorded as being indigenous Australians.

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