Turramurra

Affluent northern residential suburb, named after an Aboriginal word meaning 'big hill'. Its height above sea level means it receives the highest rainfall in metropolitan Sydney.

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Traditional country of the Terremerregal people, Turramurra was mainly farms and orchards until the railway opened it up for commuters in 1890. Reputed to have a climate 'as bracing as the Blue Mountains', it attracted well-off residents who built elegant homes.