MOUNT DRUITT HISTORY OF SUBURBS

ROOTY HILL

Although named in 1810 there is considerable doubt as to the origin of the name. The area was the centre of the Government stock reserve. One theory advanced is that it was associated with Indian troops which were stationed at “Bungarribee”. It is claimed that the Indian word for wheat, “Ruti”, was adopted because of wheat growing in the area. However the topography of the area would make this impractical particularly when considering the amount of better suited wheat growing land in the surrounding areas.