Memories of Your Suburb: Currans Hill

Currans Hill is a residential area developed in the 1990s, on land previously devoted to agriculture. It is named after Michael Curran, a resident of the area in the 1880s.
Prior to development, the area was also once used by noted Australian film director Charles Chauvel as the location for the movie ‘Rats of Tobruk’ in the mid 1940s.

From Currans Hill Park looking north. 1998. Copyright: Camden Historical Society.

From Currans Hill Park looking north. 1998. Copyright: Camden Historical Society.

The population stands at just below 5,000 (2006 census figures), with further expansion of the residential area planned.
(Information provided by Camden Historical Society, Camden Council Library Service and Camden Council Community Profile)

2 comments

  1. I just moved to Currans Hill about 6 months ago. I was surprised to read that the movie “Rats of Tobruk” was filmed here as my father John Holland was one of the Rats of Tobruk . 9th Div. 2/17. What a coincidence. Lyn McGuinness

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