Exploring Historic Richmond Both these buildings are reminders of a time when the horse was integral to all farming activity. Macquarie insisted that all the settlers in the area "move to these places of safety and security" and it was on this basis that the town of Richmond began to grow. There are two walking tours - the Westward Walk and the Eastward Walk - which take a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes and include 30 buildings and places of interest in the heart of Richmond. The building was obtained by George Bowman in 1820.

I look forward to seeing the town. Richmond Park St Andrews Presbyterian Church

Students arrived at the college in 1896 and it was around this time that the Stables Square (1896) was completed to cater for the draught horses which, at the time, were the standard form of farm energy and the Blacksmiths Shop (1894) were built.

Pugh's Lagoon and Smith's Park

Have your say below. Located on slightly raised land beside the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, it is an interesting combination of modern outer suburbia with a significant number of important historic buildings dating from the 1810s and 1820s. Check out http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/6291/2014-POM-Smith-Park-Pughs-Lagoon-adopted-by-Council.pdf for more information.

Name derivation: Named after the area in which it is located. The St Peter's Cemetery contains the graves of many prominent local citizens including John Bowman, William Cox and Joseph Onus. What were the Dharug place names for Richmond, Windsor, Wilberforce etc before European invasion? The Post Office It passed through generations of the family but, by 1891, it was being used by Hawkesbury Agricultural College.

* Throughout the nineteenth century the town grew because of the rich agricultural lands which surrounded it and because it was ideally located on the cattle routes from the west and the north.

It is located on the rich floodplains of the Hawkesbury and consequently, in 1891, became the site of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College.

Bowman Cottage The total list of attractions can be found (and printed out) at the Richmond Council website - http://www.hawkesburyaustralia.com.au/info/things-to-see-and-do/richmond-walk.

One of the earliest houses in the area, it was built by William Price in 1827 on an acre of land purchased from William Bowman.

He is a strong champion for local issues including the Pacific Highway, higher police numbers and secured record funding for the new Tweed Valley Hospital.

The original owner of the land was David Langley, who arrived in Australia in 1803 with his wife and three daughters. The clock was added in 1878. I shall be visiting Richmond from the Original Richmond in North Yorkshire, in mid November. A sensible starting point for any visit to Richmond is, idiosyncratically, in Windsor 7 km to the east. In 1929 it was sold to the local Masonic Lodge. — I gave the name of Windsor to the Town intended to be erected in the District of the Green Hills, in continuation of the present Village, from the similarity of this situation to that of the same name in England; the Township in the Richmond District I have named Richmond, from its beautiful situation, and as corresponding with that of its District; the Township for the Evan or Nepean District I have named Castlereagh in honor of Lord Viscount Castlereagh; the Township of the Nelson District I have named Pitt-Town in honor of the immortal memory of the late great William Pitt, the Minister who originally planned this Colony; and the Township for the Phillip District; on the North or left Bank of the Hawkesbury, I have named Wilberforce – in honor of and out of respect to the good and virtuous Wm. It has a simple hipped slate roof, an elaborate veranda with impressive cast iron (this was added in 1870) and the columns are octagonal and timber. For enquiries please contact my office via phone, email or mail.