Balgowlah Heights

North-eastern residential suburb, on the western shore of North Harbour, where the land rises up to Dobroyd Head. Much of it was virgin bushland until into the 1930s.

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Balgowlah Heights

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Home to the coastal Kuringgai people, much of Balgowlah Heights was virgin bushland until the early-twentieth century. Until this time the area mainly comprised public reserves and harbour defences, until the bush finally gave way to the backyard.