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Terrey Hills is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 25 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Warringah Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region.Terrey Hills is also considered to be part of the Forest District, colloquially known as The Forest. Terrey Hills is a very leafy suburb and in some areas semi-rural, with many people boarding their horses in the area.HistoryTerrey Hills owes its name to the two original land holders Samuel Hills and Obediah James Terrey. Obediah Terrey acquired 640acre in 1881 and Samuel Hills owned 100acre nearby.Geologically the area is best known for development of laterite atop of the Hawkesbury Sandstone, and a good exposure of this near the water tower (Terry Hills Playing Fields) was nominated as geoheritage in 2015.The area was used by Aborigines prior to European settlement, and rock carvings exist in some places. One set of carvings is located near Larool Road and depicts hunting scenes with kangaroos, human figures and footprints.Terrey Hills Post Office opened on 17 June 1935.Commercial areaThe shopping centre includes an IGA supermarket, a Post Office, specialty shops and a number of restaurants and landscaping and plant suppliers.
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