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A locality and a reach of the Hawkesbury north of Richmond and upstream of Argyle Reach. A very early name but its origins are uncertain. Steele says: 'A district along the river (settled by free men) in the early times.' Some say it was called after two brothers of that name who settled there. The 1828 Census lists a Samuel Freeman, millwright, living at Richmond.

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  • anon

    I recently met a woman and she said Freemans Reach was named after her ancestor .
    I lived at Freemans Reach and Glossodia as a child from about 1943 - 1948
    The modern town of Freemans Reach was not there then it was from where the monument is and around to Vollers Road which joined the Terrace road, passed the Church of England church. There were orchards and chicken farms. The one room school was on the road down from the monument leading into Windsor. There used to be a dairy on the corner and a post office run by a Vida Greentree. My grandfather and great-grandfathers were born in the Hawkesbury district.

    Feb 09, 2015
  • anon

    Freemans reach is named after the convict William Freeman Sir Don Bradman's 3rd Great Grandfather

    Apr 14, 2015
  • anon

    Thanks you Brian for your comment, could you provide some further information on William Freeman and his connection with the locality known as Freemans Reach.

    Apr 16, 2015

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