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The Aboriginal name Berowra is commonly believed to mean 'place of many winds', but it could also mean 'shell middens'.  Before the arrival of Europeans, Berowra Valley formed the boundary between the Ku-ring-gai people to the east, and the Dharug people to the west. 
In 1973, after continuous population growth, the suburb of Berowra was divided into two postal areas, Berowra 2081 and Berowra Heights 2082. The new suburb already had an independent identity with the establishment of Berowra Heights Hotel in 1970, and the opening of Wideview Public School in 1969, which complemented the existing Berowra Public School.
 Friends of Berowra Valley Regional Park, Guide to Berowra Valley Regional Park, Hornsby NSW, 2001, p 6
 Friends of Berowra Valley Regional Park, Guide to Berowra Valley Regional Park, Hornsby NSW, 2001, p 22
 Mick Joffe, Yarns and Photos: Beautiful Old Berowra and Hornsby to the Hawkesbury, Sandstone Press, Sydney, 1992, pp 26–28