Mount Kuring-gai, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Kuring-gai
Sydney, New South Wales
Cascades along Calna Creek
|Population||1,572 (2011 census)|
|Location||31 km (19 mi) from Sydney CBD|
|Region||Upper North Shore|
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 is bordered by Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on the eastern side and by 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.
"Ku-ring-gai" is the anglicised term of the "Guringai", the indigenous people of the Sydney clan. These words both mean the same, it translates as 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 5 October 1901 and was named Kuring-gai. The current station was constructed in 1909. The Mount was added to the name on 1 August 1904.
Kuring-gai Post Office opened on 27 January 1908 and was similarly renamed Mount Kuring-gai in 1933.
Mount Kuring-gai Public School opened in 1957.
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