Jazz at The Pines to continue at Roughley House
By Jessica Aquilina
The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville successfully negotiated a new agreement with Hills Shire Council to continue to run the much-loved Jazz at the Pines event at Roughley House.
This will enable the local Rotary group to operate the community music event at the historic venue, in Dural, for another five years. It will also enable funds raised by the Club to be used for community service.
Well done to all those within Rotary who enabled this to happen as it’s a much loved event. Visitors attending events at Roughly House can bring a packed picnic lunch and take a seat among the tall pines and lavish gardens which surround the house, built in 1856. The Pines is one of Dural’s most historic buildings.
It was built in 1856 by a member of the Mobbs family and has some wonderful ageing pines scattered across the property.
James Roughley bought the property from the Mobbs.
The Roughley family have a 150-year association with the property.
Clive Roughley – James’ grandson – bequeathed the property to the community several years before his death. Max Roughley (pictured above) is still part of the Jazz at the Pines events.
For details of their upcoming events, go to www. jazzatthepines.org.au or email [email protected] or call Dural Information Centre on 9651 4411 (attended part-time).