Berala

Closely settled suburb in Auburn local government area on what was once swampy land with abundant birdlife - the name is Aboriginal for 'duck'. Residential settlement grew with the opening of a new rail line in 1924.

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Berala

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2008

Traditional country of the Wangal clan, Berala was divided into farm lots after the Europeans came, and the forest was largely cleared for timber and charcoal. Dairy and poultry farms and market gardens began to give way to housing after the railway arrived in 1912, and suburbanisation intensified after World War I.