A turnpike road from Parramatta to Windsor was constructed in 1814 and was 32 feet wide with a toll gate at the Parramatta Bridge and one at Rouse Hill. The present Old Windsor Road now follows the approximate route of this early road.
A road was built between Sydney and the Hawkesbury by August 1794 which could be comfortably walked in eight hours. A detachment of the New South Wales Corp was sent to the Hawkesbury to protect settlers from attacks by by natives and to maintain law and order.
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