Streeton Lookout, Freemans Reach. Cathy McHardy March 2019.
Streeton Lookout Reserve is a short distance from the place where Sir Arthur Streeton painted his famous landscape painting, The Purple Noon’s Transparent Might in 1896. This reserve of 2.6 hectares is located at 542 Terrace Road, Freemans Reach, NSW at the corner of Cliff Road and was created in the 1950s after the Corriedale Pig Stud was sold and subdivided in 1954/55. The park was formerly known as Lions Club Park and Terrace Park. This picturesque location overlooks the Hawkesbury River with views from the edge of the escarpment over the Richmond Lowlands, the town of Richmond and towards the Blue Mountains.
View over the Hawkesbury River from Streeton Lookout. Cathy McHardy March 2019.
With off-street parking, picnic shelters, barbecues and toilets available, it is a lovely spot for a family lunch. Members of local artists groups sometimes gather at the park to paint or sketch the landscape at this historic location. The reserve is an ideal vantage point from which to view natural events such as fires and floods as well as man made celebrations such as fireworks and air shows.
View across the reserve with picnic facilities. Cathy McHardy March 2019.
The reserve is managed by Hawkesbury City Council and was developed in conjunction with Windsor Rotary. The mural on the wall of the toilet block was created for Youth Week, 1993 and was sponsored by local youth organisations including Youth Affairs, Hawkesbury Council, The Warehouse and Hawkesbury Co-op.
Mural created in celebration of Youth Week 1993. Cathy McHardy March 2019.
A reserve at Freemans Reach situated at the junction of Terrace Road and Cliff Road overlooking the Hawkesbury River. It comprises Lot 2 DP 212263. Streeton Lookout Reserve is a short distance from the place where Sir Arthur Streeton painted his famous landscape painting, The Purple Noon’s Transparent Might in 1896.
Interpretive signage erected by the Friends of Hawkesbury Art Collection and Hawkesbury Cultural Committee in 1996 commemorating the centenary of the creation of Arthur Streeton’s work entitled ‘The Purple Noon’s Transparent Might’ near this spot in 1896. Cathy McHardy March 2019.
Read more about this location: Streeton Lookout Plan of Management
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