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Comments (18)

  • 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

    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


    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

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