Killara

Suburb located 14 kilometres from Sydney, between the suburbs of Lindfield and Gordon in Ku-ring-gai Council area.

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Built on Kuringgai country, Killara's first European settlement was a convict timber-getting camp established in 1805. In 1821 land was granted to settlers who continued to clear timber and then farm, but Killara remained remote because of bad roads. The railway enabled closer settlement from 1899, and Killara became a garden suburb of large houses and parks.