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Roughly House Grounds, Dural
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16 October 2022

(Until 16 October)

Jazz at the Pines – Picnic & Music

(With ticket)

Greg Poppleton

Jazz at The Pines, the much-loved monthly jazz picnic, returns to Dural after being put on pause due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Ticket prices are still the same as they were in 2018! Jazz at the Pines in October features Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s Music.

Enjoy an afternoon of live Jazz in the grounds of historic Roughley House at Dural.

Bring your picnic and relax under the magnificent old pine trees. Tables can be booked or set up your own chairs or picnic rug.

Freshly baked cakes, tea and coffee will also be available in the Visitor Centre.

Tickets can be purchased on the day at the gate, however bookings are advised.

Jazz at the Pines
656a Old Northern Road
Dural NSW 2158
Bring a picnic. Book a table with chairs. Parking. Kiosk. All Ages.
$25 Adults. $20 Concession. $50 Family

In the band,

Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals
Paul Furniss – clarinet and sax
Al Davey – trumpet
Flynn Poppleton – trumpet
Grahame Conlon – banjo and guitar
Dave Clayton – double bass

What if it rains? Should a concert be cancelled due to poor weather we will post an update on this website and/or notify you by email or telephone. Ring 0412 079 014 on the day to check on the status.

Can I book in advance?
Yes, please use the ‘Book a Table’ tab above or email uson and we can reserve table seating for the first 250 people to book. Alternatively you can book by calling 02 9634 2508

What happens if all the tables are booked?
Please bring your own chairs or picnic rugs, we have plenty of room. If any booked tables are not occupied by 1.00pm we will make them available.

How do I pay?
Payment is on entry.

What is a Family Ticket?
A Family Ticket can be purchased by parents with their school aged children.

Can I bring food and alcohol?
Oh yes, please bring a picnic and enjoy the afternoon.

Can I purchase alcohol at the venue?

Can I purchase tea & coffee at the venue?
Yes, we serve tea and coffee and our popular home made cakes for the duration of the concert.

Can I take a tour of Roughley House?
No, not at this time.

Is there parking on site?
Yes we have plenty of parking on site and overflow parking at nearby Dural Country Club.

Is the site wheelchair accessible?
Yes, please advise us when you book and will arrange a table which is easy for you to access.

Can I select which table I want to sit at?
If you book well in advance and let us know your table preference, from the site plan shown above, we will do our best to seat you in the area you have chosen.

What if it looks like rain?
Should a concert be cancelled due to poor weather we will post an update on this website and/or notify you by email or telephone. Ring 9651 4411 on the day to check on the status.


The Pines and Roughley House, built in 1856, has been home to five generations of the Roughley family from convict beginnings to community patrons. Named after the many towering pine trees planted by various generations of the family, the homestead commands views of the Blue Mountains and north western Sydney.

Clive Roughley, youngest of five children lived in Roughley House until 2002. In 1986, without direct heirs to pass on his family home, Clive sold Roughley House and The Pines to The Hills Shire Council for a small fee providing the property would continue to tell of the Roughley family’s colonial life.

Visiting The Pines reveals more than ageing furniture and artefacts. Each room is a ‘time-capsule’ illustrating themes such as the hardship of convict living, the family’s determination to build a new life in the fledgling colony, and their growing prosperity. Larrikin yarns and the pain of a family tragedy are some of the stories told.


Dural is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 36 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of Hornsby Shire and The Hills Shire. Dural is part of the Hills District, in north-west Sydney.

The original inhabitants of the Dural area were the Darug people. Dural is derived from Dooral-Dooral, an Aboriginal name meaning a smoking hollow tree.

The name Dooral appeared on Surveyor Richard Dundiate’s map of April 1817 and originally covered the whole area including present day Glenorie, Galston, Arcadia and Middle Dural. Located on the Old Northern Road, a historic road built by convicts between 1825 and 1836 to link early Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, with the fertile Hunter Valley to the north. The first grant in the area was made to George Hall in 1879.

At an earlier stage, a local settler, James Roughley, had donated land to be used for the building of a church. A sandstone chapel was built on Old Northern Road circa 1846, with a vestry, apse and shingle roof, plus a bell turret on the western gable. A porch was added soon after. The chapel—known as St Jude’s Church—is now listed on the Register of the National Estate.

All Gigs
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roughly House Grounds, Dural
All ages
Free car parking
22 dollars
Dress code: Bring your picnic basket
Event website

656a Old Northern Rd Dural

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