Vanay (formerly known as Dalganally) is located at 463 Comleroy Road, Kurrajong, New South Wales. It was the family home of Frank and Gertrude McMahon and was one of the guesthouses along Comleroy Road for many years.
Francis Patrick (Frank) McMahon was the son of Michael McMahon and Johanna (nee Riley) of Garryowen, Comleroy Road, Kurrajong. He was born on 14 April 1870 and married Gertrude Dacey in Waterloo on 15 October 1914. Frank died on 6 June 1954 aged 84 years and his wife Gertrude on 28 July 1969 aged 81 years. Both are buried in St Gregory’s Cemetery, Kurrajong - http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/cemetery/kurrajong_st_gregorys/ksgc088.html
The house was known as Dalganally until its sale by auction in 1954.
Vanay is listed as an item of local significance in the Hawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2012.
Vanay, Comleroy Road, Kurrajong. Cathy McHardy June 2020
KURRAJONG PROPERTY ‘VANAY’ FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION At the Royal Exchange, Bridge Street, Sydney WEDNESDAY, 13th OCTOBER, at 11.00 A.M. SITUATION: Fronting the Comleroy Road about 4 miles from Kurrajong. Excellent bitumen road right to property. 11 miles from Richmond. Telephone connected and 1 1/2 miles from school. AREA: 175 acres Freehold. COUNTRY: About 100 acres fully Improved, undulating. Balance light to heavily timbered WATER: Two creeks running through property, 2 dams. BUILDINGS: Good brick homestead with tiled roof, consisting of 6 main rooms, kitchen, laundry, bathroom, etc. Verandahs practically all round. Rainwater tanks with a capacity of about 12,000 gallons. Hot water service. New septic sewerage system; automatic electric pressure system. Electric stove, and copper. Dairy with concrete floor and modern bails. New garage with concrete floor and implement shed combined, 20 x 40 feet. FENCING: Subdivided into 11 paddocks. ‘Vanay’ is situated very handy to Sydney, and is probably one of the best properties of its size in the Kurrajong district. 20% of total rebate will be allowed Licensed Agents introducing buyer, prior to sale FURTHER PARTICULARS OR INSPECTIONS FROM SELLING AGENTS: GOLDSBROUGH, MORT & COMPANY LIMITED, SYDNEY (BU5401) J. D. BENNETT, KURRAJONG (Phone 228)
Built of brick in the Federation style in 1913 by Frank (Francis) McMahon and originally known as ‘Dalganally’, became a guesthouse in the 1920s.
DALGANALLY Guest Farm for a good holiday Homely gd. table rid. driving per shooting swim dancing avail. Bus passes door to river cheap excursion rates Tele Kurra 28 F McMahon.
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