Kenthurst, New South Wales facts for kids
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Sydney, New South Wales
Kenthurst Village Shops
|Population||4,880 (2011 census)|
|Location||39 km (24 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||The Hills Shire|
Kenthurst is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 39 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of The Hills Shire. It is part of the Hills District region.
Kenthurst is a semi-rural suburb with blocks of land on an average of 2 hectares (5 acres). Features of the suburb include a large park (Kenthurst Park), a shopping village and park complex, numerous schools, a petrol station, a function centre, a rural fire service station and a public swimming pool.
The original inhabitants of the Dural area were the Darug people.
Kenthurst is derived from the English County of Kent and hurst meaning a woody hillock or clearing.
The area was originally known as Little Dooral and later Little Dural. In 1886 a public meeting was held to discuss a change of name. Charles Gibb was the main agitator who declared that the settlement needed a more elegant title. "Kent Forest" was suggested as an appropriate name for the area where settlers from Kent County that had settled in the area, but it wasn't popular and eventually Kenthurst was chosen. The meeting applied to the government ministry for permission to change the name, which was successful and was in general use from 1887.
Kenthurst Post Office opened on 1 August 1887.
The village green is situated across Nelson St from the shopping village. It features a public swimming pool, a basketball/netball court, barbecue facilities, a playground, park benches and a large grassed area. The village green is maintained by Kenthurst Rotary
Sport and recreation
At the 2011 census, the suburb of Kenthurst recorded a population of 4,880 residents. Of these:
The suburb is home to a large number of whole-sale nurseries.
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