Dural is located about 35 km north-west of the Sydney CBD in the Baulkham Hills
Shire. With the many nurseries, fruit orchards, hobby farms, art and craft
galleries, Dural has a distinct rural feel and provides for a scenic drive that
passes a number of roadside stalls selling fresh flowers and produce.
The original inhabitants of the area were the Darug people, who were the
custodians of the majority of what is now the Greater Sydney region. The Darug
were made up of a number of different clans, however their demise occurred
with European settlement, which sadly resulted in very little information about
them remaining. The name Dural was derived from a Darug word Dooral Dooral,
which means a smoking tree, a word that is believed to have been used in
response to the early settlers action of burning stumps after logging.