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Comments (28)

  • anon

    I have been going through my Mum's papers and have come across some images of "Longview" at Kurmond when it was a guesthouse. It includes a postcard confirming they had received the 10/- deposit dated 13/1/37.


    Mar 21, 2015
  • anon

    Thanks Bronwyn for your message. I have had a look at the booklet and the photos are mainly of the area further down the Hawkesbury that is part of Hornsby Shire. I would suggest that you may like to donate the item to the Local Studies Collection at Hornsby Library. Contact phone number is: 9847 6807.
    Kind Regards,

    Feb 10, 2016
  • anon

    I would like to know from anyone if there is any record of my distant
    relative Thomas Akers who came to Australia on the Charlotte with the first fleet. I am told he was given land at Mulgrave?

    Feb 20, 2016
  • anon

    Trying to find out any and all information about the locations called: "Alison Point" and "Pumpkin Point".

    Found a little bit about Pumpkin Point on your wonderful site, but nothing else sadly... Possibly point me in the right direction for both locales?

    Both locations are on The Hawkesbury River and are now (always been?) privately owned land. Wondering if there is any history of each, do they have addresses, who owned them, what they were used for originally and now.


    Apr 28, 2016
  • anon

    Hi Cathy..I had not finished my note to you..not sure if I put my name to it! Hope you can get back to me sometime soon in regard to this topic. Thanks, Robin.

    May 01, 2016
  • anon

    I have added a couple of pages to a family history website outlining the Doyle family of Ulitedinburra Lodge and Dargle at Lower Portland and elsewhere in the area on the Hawkesbury River. If there are other descendants out there, please get in touch. I'm happy to consider additions, corrections, deletions to the website.
    Barbara Mulligan
    Wellington, New Zealand

    Jun 24, 2016
  • anon

    Hi I am doing some family history and have come across this in relation to Bridget Landrigan who died in 1903

    The Rev. Father Ryan celebrated a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul. . He paid a touching tribute to her Christian patience, and also referred to her late husband, who gave the land on which the church was built.

    Her husband was John Landrigan, who died April 1890. I was hoping to find some history of the church.

    Cath T

    Jul 16, 2016
  • anon

    Thanks Cath T for your comment, could you let me know the name of the church you are interested in please and I will see what information I have. If you provide your email address I will reply to you directly.

    Jul 17, 2016
  • anon

    William Tomkinson is a relative that lived and worked (carpenter/builder) in the Hawkesbury area. He lived in Windsor St. Richmond and is credited with building the Richmond School of Arts and other buildings in the town. I would like to know the best places to look for further info/stories about him,

    Thank you,

    Cliff Gibbs

    Aug 23, 2016
  • anon

    I was visiting a relative of mine a few weeks ago and she showed me the first of the COBCROFT Family Book and told me another one was being print soon.

    I would like to purchase one of each of the copies of the family history books.
    Please respond to this email as soon as possible.
    Could you let me the total cost and Bank details Please.

    I would like to pay for the books directly into the business account, by using the Banks Name, and the BSB Number and Account Number.

    Kind regards
    Brian RILEY

    Nov 08, 2016
  • anon

    Thank you Brian for your enquiry,
    Unfortunately I am not connected with the publication or sale of the Cobcroft books. Instead, you need to contact the author of the book, Warren Luxford or Ann Cobcroft Either of these contacts should be able to advise you on the availablility and cost of the books.
    Kind regards,

    Nov 29, 2016
  • anon

    Hello Cathy,
    I was recently at Belmont house and I was told that a lot of improvements were going to be made to the hospital that is now in the grounds of Belmont house. I fully understand that improvements need to be made but what really upsets me is the fact that they will be destroying so much history.
    They are not going to touch the main house but will be knocking down the residence where the brothers lived. It may have only been there for just over sixty years, but the brothers are a big part of the history of Belmont house.
    I was wondering if anything could be done about stopping this and any other buildings they may be going to be destroyed that have historical value.
    Kind regards
    Elaine and Chris

    Nov 15, 2016
  • anon

    Recently I have delved into Ancestry and discovered Thomas William Senior and Junior being my fathers Great and Great great Grandfather. My fathers (James Joseph Thompson) Grand Mother was Margaret Amelia Stewart married James Thompson 26th January 1895, I would appreciate if there is a book or whatever available about the family or info of any sort. I know Thomas William Stewart (Senior) was a convict, also where buried and details of his family coming over.
    If there is a book with any reference please let me know it would be most appreciated.

    Thank you for your time

    Rose Cassidy (nee Thompson)

    Dec 05, 2016
  • anon

    I am a descendant of Edward Merrick (convict 2nd Fleet) married to Mary Russell (3rd Fleet)
    Would you have any knowledge of their property in Windsor?
    Edward was a constable at some stage, his son Joseph was my forebear, anything at all would be a help. Many thanks. Di

    Feb 14, 2017
  • anon

    im trying to find where my 3 times great grandparents, are buried please are they together or seperate i know james turners name appears at st matthews c of e cementry with his son in law edward michael hayes but no indercation james is buried there i have been searching now for two years hope someone can help pleasewith anything at all many thanks fay

    Feb 23, 2017
  • anon

    are they buried together or seperatly i can find james but not his second wife Ann Searson/turner they are my three times great grandparents if any information at all would be greatfully recieved am also looking for his parents many thanks fay hill

    Feb 23, 2017
  • anon


    Does anyone have any info on a old undersground WW1 rifle range that was on what was then, Hawkesbury Agricultural College.

    Feb 27, 2017
  • anon

    Anyone know if this was a property or merely a name on a house please. My mum has listed it as her address in 1958.

    I suspect it is merely a house name but need to check. I was only 5 at time so don't recall anything.

    Mar 08, 2017
  • anon

    I am trying to find the property called Sunnyside Vineyards which was owned by my great aunt and uncle Violet and Henry Robertson in the 1920's. From records I can find to looks like Violet's brother George Hoskins (correct name John George Hoskins but father's name was John so it would appear he took on his middle name) lived there from 1930's. He passed away in 1975. There could also be a sister of Violet called Lily Brown as well who passed away in 1st May 1926 in the Windsor District. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
    Helen Berry

    Mar 09, 2017
  • anon

    Very interested to know who named Wheeny Creek, and where the name Wheeny Creek originated from ?

    Mar 20, 2017
  • anon

    I am wondering if anyone can help me. I am trying to find records of people who worked at Windsor Post Office in the 1920s any help would be appreciated

    Mar 24, 2017
  • anon

    Thank you Gay for your message,
    The records of post offices and personnel who worked in them come under the jurisdiction of the National Archives of Australia. A search of the website reveals several files relating to the operations of Windsor Post Office. The National Archives also hold records of persons who worked in the Post-Master General's Department. The NSW office of the National Archives is located at Chester HIll NSW. Contact the archives for further information: 120 Miller Rd, Chester Hill NSW 2163, phone: (02) 9782 4900, opening hours: 9am to 4.30pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

    Jun 11, 2017
  • anon

    I am seeking to locate the address of two adjoining properties called "Elim" and "Dunroven" which were advertised for sale in the Gazette 30th April 1919. They were owned by Lewis Brown of Ebenezer, who was orchardist/ fruit agent, the farms about 40acres each and equipment were to be auctioned by J. E. James.
    I am researching family history and have located "Blenheim" and "Rockleigh" but would also like to add these other two to the records.

    Jun 02, 2017
  • anon

    I am seeking the location of two farms that Lewis Jacob Brown advertised for sale in the Gazette April 1919. The adjoining farms were called "Elim" & "Dunroven" and were located at Ebenezer. I am researching the Brown family who also owned properties around Sackville late 1800s and early 1900s. I would be grateful for any information and family contacts.
    Contact: or (02) 8850 0957.

    Jun 05, 2017
  • anon

    Thanks Bruce for your two comments.
    The two adjoining properties own by Lewis Jacob Brown and sold at auction in 1919 were Portion 17 and Portion 32 Parish of Wilberforce, County of Cook which fronted Tizzana Road Ebenezer. Portion 32, now number 231 Tizzana Road was purchased in October 1891 by Lewis brown and the first certificate of title was Torrens Title 1033-91. He paid £40 for the 40 acre block. In July 1919 the block was sold to Robert James of Botany whose occupation was labourer. The other block was Portion 17, now number 263 Tizzana Roadwas purchased by Brown in June 1915 from Andrew Carmichael Stevens of Ebenezer. Stevens purchased the block in January 1910 and was the first title holder - Torrens Title 2032-157. This block was also sold to Robert James of Botany in July 1919. These certificates of title may be viewed on the Land and Property NSW website under the HLRV tab. The advertisement in the Windsor and Richmond Gazette on 18 April 1919 page 7 lists the names of the properties as 'Elim' and Va roven', should the latter be 'Dunroven' as you mentioned in your message.

    Jun 21, 2017
  • anon

    Message for Gay Jennings,
    Not the time period you're after but interesting - Thomas Cambridge Senior was a letter carrier for Windsor from 1835-1861 26 years, Thomas Cambridge Junior was also a letter carrier from 1861-1885 24 years, Thomas William Cambridge (Grandson) was letter carrier from 1885-1925 40 years.
    H J Lancaster was appointed postmaster 18 March 1911 but I don't know for how long.
    Cheers Ann

    Jun 13, 2017
  • anon

    The binishell was covered in red plastic in 1994, not 1992.

    Jun 20, 2017

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