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State Records NSW - Blacktown Railway Station Platform The Richmond branch line is to the right. Time In Sydney, Sydney City, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, As Time Goes By, Teaching History, The Old Days

[Blacktown Railway Station (NSW) - Platform No.1]

[Blacktown Railway Station (NSW) - Platform No.1]

1940 Press Photo German Government Demands That Police Patrol The Danube River Thompson Square, Aboriginal History, Australian Photography, Danube River, Historical Architecture, Press Photo, Live In The Now, Historical Pictures, Aussies

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Bungarribee House, Doonside, NSW Australia was built on sacred Aboriginal land by Major John Campbell in 1824. The  homestead was built by convicts, many of whom died during the construction. As the house was nearing completion in 1826, Campbell’s wife died and a year later so did Campbell. Following Campbell’s death, the house was auctioned and was bought by Thomas Icely. The property was used as a horse stud. Iceley's wife claimed there was an evil prescence in the house and refused to… Spooky Places, Haunted Places, Aboriginal History, Scary Things, Scary Stuff, Australian Homes, Local History, Sydney Australia, Beautiful Buildings

Bungarribee House, Doonside, NSW Australia was built on sacred Aboriginal land by Major John Campbell in 1824. The homestead was built by convicts, many of whom died during the construction. As the house was nearing completion in 1826, Campbell’s wife died and a year later so did Campbell. Following Campbell’s death, the house was auctioned and was bought by Thomas Icely. The property was used as a horse stud. Iceley's wife claimed there was an evil prescence in the house and refused to…

Blacktown Post Office,in western Sydney in from Dictionay of Sydney.A♥W Looks like it's in Main St. as opposed to the later brick building in Flushcombe Rd. Sydney Australia, Western Australia, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Australian Continent, Soul Singers, Office Buildings, Shop Fronts, Brick Building

Blacktown post office 1901

Blacktown Post Office, in Western Sydney in 1901. Photo shared by Dictionay of Sydney. v@e.

The New Bridge over the Hawkesbury at Windsor. Australian Town & Country Journal, 22 August p. Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Thompson Square, Local History, Town And Country, Weird And Wonderful, Bridges, Past, Memories

Hawkesbury heritage & happenings

The Windsor Bridge over the Hawkesbury River was officially opened on the 20 August 1874. The town celebrated in great style with about 7000 attendees and the day was observed as a general holiday. The Australian Town & Country Journal published the interesting sketch below, as well as an informative article about the construction of the newly opened Windsor Bridge on the 22 August 1874. The New Bridge over the Hawkesbury at Windsor. Australian Town & Country Journal, 22 August 1874, p. 20. …

Blacktown Station with a Class Locomotive - 1955 was the year since the Redfern to Parramatta Service. Blacktown Station has changed immeasurably in just 60 years, far more so than the preceding 60 to State Records NSW. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, The Old Days, Historical Architecture, Historical Pictures, Sydney Australia, Places To Visit, World

Blacktown Station with a C32 Class 4-6-0 Locomotive - 1955 was the 100th year since the Redfern to Parramatta Service. Blacktown Station has changed immeasurably in just 60 years, far more so than the preceding 60 to 1955. State Records NSW.

Blacktown Railway Station in from National Library of Australia. Time In Sydney, Penrith, Back In The Day, Old Photos, Railroad Tracks, Past, Street View, Australia, Photo And Video

Blacktown station, 19 November 1947 [picture]

Blacktown Railway Station in 1947.Photo from National Library of Australia.A♥W

Blacktown Road before construction 21 October State Records of NSW. The Old Days, South Wales, Back In The Day, Geography, Windsor, Genealogy, Old Photos, Fresh Water, Liverpool

Blacktown Road before construction 21 October 1930. State Records of NSW.

State Records NSW - Photo Investigator Penrith, History Photos, Sydney, Past, Street View, Australia, Times, South Wales, Vintage Stuff

[Blacktown Railway Station (NSW)]

[Blacktown Railway Station (NSW)]

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