Palmer Street is located on the Peninsula area of the town of Windsor which is bounded by South Creek and the Hawkesbury River, New South Wales. The street was named after John Palmer who arrived in January 1788 as a purser on the ‘Sirius’, the flagship of the First Fleet of ships which brought the convicts, soldiers and government officials to establish a British penal colony in New South Wales.
Palmer gained one of the first land grants in the Windsor area and was appointed as Commissary of the colony in June 1791 but lost his position after the Rum Rebellion in 1808 which deposed the governor of NSW, William Bligh. The Commissary had the important role of receiving and issuing of government stores to the inhabitants of the colony.
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View map of Peninsula Farm 1842.
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