What is the history of Leura

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What is the history of Leura

Ask Roz AU Changed status to publish June 15, 2021

Leura (985m)

It is said that William Eyre, who subdivided this area at the end of the 1880s, intended to call the township Lurline after his daughter. However, when the railway station was opened in 1891 it was given the name of Leura.

At the end of 1892 the prestigious Leura Coffee Palace (later to become The Ritz) opened for business. It has also been suggested that “leura” is an Aboriginal word that describes the “volcanic” geology of the area.

More info here: https://www.askroz.com.au/blog/origin-of-blue-mountains-town-names/

Leura - Map

Leura – Map

Ask Roz AU Changed status to publish June 15, 2021
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