In July 1960, Windsor Municipal Council published a notice of notice of proposal to confirm the existing names of some roads and streets, confer official names on those previously unnamed or alter the names of those previously named. No explanation was given for changes of name nor the selection of particular names for unnamed roads but the roads were often named after local landowners or early European settlers. The advertised changes were confirmed by council in August 1960.
The road (known as Woods Road) running north easterly from Oakville Road, between Portions 246 and 79, Parish of Pitt Town (County of Cumberland) to Boundary Road - proposed name Hession Road. A period of one month from the date of publication of this notice is allowed during which any person may lodge with the Council written objection to the proposed names (or the alteration of the names). Any such objection should set out fully the reasons for the objections. Authorised by resolution of the council on 7th June, 1960. Council Chambers, Windsor, 15/7/1960 F. J. MASON Town Clerk
Windsor Municipal Council amalgamated with Colo Shire Council to form Hawkesbury Shire Council in January 1981 and was proclaimed Hawkesbury City Council in July 1989.
The Hession family farm was located in this vicinity. John Michael Hession, son of Patrick Hession and Rachael Clinton was born in April 1878. He was elected a trustee of Reedy Swamp Common in July 1923. The common was located in the area known today as Mitchell Park, part of Cattai National Park which is adjacent to Cattai Creek. Commoners were granted rights to graze their stock on the common which was designated Crown Land.
In December 1928 he was elected as an alderman to Windsor Municipal Council and served in this capacity for many years. J M Hession died in December 1964 and was buried in St Matthew’s Catholic Cemetery, Windsor, New South Wales. His wife Agnes Mary died in 1972 and was buried beside him.
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