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In 1801, Governor King established government farm at Castle Hill to provide grain for the colony within three years, 700 acres had been cleared.
It didn’t take long for convicts to try and escape and martial law was declared.
I’d heard of Australia’s Battle of Vinegar Hill but didn’t realise that the root of this battle was started here in Castle Hill.
It’s pretty remarkable that such a large tracts of parkland has been preserved for the future. Beautiful park to wander through.

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A beautiful late winter’s day for a walk around Gladesville following one of Ryde Council’s Heritage Walks.

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In 1963, Harry Triguboff built his first apartments at 20 Meriton St in Gladesville.
75,000 residential dwellings later, still building.

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Indie is still getting used to the water.
At Looking Glass Point at the end of Wharf Rd.
(The chimney in the distance is at Burwood)

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The old original pub building, still visible behind the buildings on Victoria Rd

Abbotsford. We’ve walked through here a few times, but not with an eye on history.

We followed the Canada Bay council walk which was well set out.

We discovered that the Nestle factory house (older people will know the one I mean)  was once owned by A.E. Grace of Grace Bros., Abbotsford had a baths, an animal quarantine establishment operated here and that Henry Lawson lived in Abbotsford for a while.

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We’ve been through here before but had forgotten the rich history. Sydney had a quarantine station for farm and domestic animals as well as for race horses.

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Horse stalls

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Probably an old punt location between Abbotsford and Gladesville

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Waterfront living in Abbotsford.  Just because you live on the water doesn’t mean you can afford to do anything with the site. Asset rich, cash poor.

Sydney Rowers.

Maurine is John’s mother; 88 and still going (fairly) strong.

Her name is spelt unusually, so we were really pleased to find her street in Melbourne’s west.

We walked it with Wendy, Robyn’s aunt.

Nice to see they were tennis courts in Maurine Court. Maurine loved her tennis; I have fond memories of mum enjoying tennis with a group of ladies every Wednesday at Northbridge.

Behind Newport Beach there’s a considerable hill which rises up to Bilgola Plateau. Over the crest and down the hill towards Pittwater is Joanne Place.

So… after breakfast at Newport, by the time we walked down Joanne Place our legs were feeling it!

Pretty little street in a lovely area of Sydney.

A gorgeous early spring day for a walk in Sydney this weekend. Sun’s out, blue sky; just perfect.

Georgia and Anthony are my brother’s children and it was nice to find that Anthony Road in Castle Hill and Georgia Terrace in Kellyville are both fairly close to each other so it made sense to walk the two of them in the one go.

Lots of large McMansions in Kellyville; new houses are are the first ones built on new sub-divisions.

Anthony Rd, though, totally different. Older weatherboards that will not be there for much longer as the suburb changes markedly with the building of the new rail connection.

A gorgeous early spring day for a walk in Sydney this weekend. Sun’s out, blue sky; just perfect.

Georgia and Anthony are my brother’s children and it was nice to find that Anthony Road in Castle Hill and Georgia Terrace in Kellyville are both fairly close to each other so it made sense to walk the two of them in the one go.

Lots of large McMansions in Kellyville; new houses are are the first ones built on new sub-divisions. New parks being built to cater for the increasing number of children who have nowhere to play in their own backyards – a lot of these houses have a huge footprint and sit on smaller blocks.

Very different to Anthony Rd, which has a lot of older weatherboards that will not be there for much longer as the suburb changes markedly with the building of the new rail connection.