East Kurrajong Road, New South Wales follows the landform known as the Bull Ridge from the corner of Comleroy Road to the vicinity of Sackville. From the 1850s onwards, the track along The Bull Ridge which would later become East Kurrajong Road, became the main thoroughfare for the droving of stock from Sackville to Richmond and beyond.
In those days the main tracks tended to follow the ridges cutting through private land holdings with side tracks leading down to reliable sources of water. It is said that The Bull Ridge therefore earned its name and reputation as a stock route. The portion of land now occupied by Stanley Park was part of a Camping and Watering Reserve notified for the use of travelling stock in 1889. As late as the 1930s, older residents of the area remember that there were still slip rails along the Bull Ridge and it was necessary to stop and open the sliprails in order to pass through, whether you were travelling by car or horse.
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