Governor Lachlan Macquarie and the Windsor Court House
This web site is produced to promote the rich heritage of the Hawkesbury District as more historically based articles are available the site will continually grow. We welcome input and feedback from interested people to keep this site alive.
The Hawkesbury Historical Society was formed in 1956 to preserve the historical fabric of our City. Settlement of the Hawkesbury by Europeans first occurred in January 1794 when twenty two families were granted farms on Pitt Town Bottoms, then known as Bardenarang. The Hawkesbury was originally settled in the late 18th century as a source of food for the struggling colony of New South Wales. The first settlement at what is now known as Windsor was called Green Hills and existed under this name until Governor Lachlan Macquarie renamed it Windsor on the 6th December 1810. On this day he also named the four other "Macquarie Towns" of Castlereagh, Richmond, Pitt Town and Wilberforce.
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Learning from History by Dr Rex Stubbs Ghosts, Myths and Legends of the Hawkesbury by Dr Rex Stubbs
Famous people who have influenced the Hawkesbury Famous buildings in the Hawkesbury
The Hawkesbury in times of Flood The Story of the Richmond Kurrajong Railway
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