History Blue Mountains and surrounds

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Convicts building road over the Blue Mountains, N.S.W. 1833.

1787 Convict Love Token | Australia's migration history timeline

Valley Heights Station 1870

Springwood Historical Society - Activities

Welcome to the Web Site of the Springwood Historical Society, established in 1955. We invite you to find out about our district and our activities - share our interest in and commitment to our local history.

Centenary Celebrations Parade held on High Street., Penrith, NSW  18th July 1914. v@e

Centenary Celebrations Parade held on High Street., Penrith, NSW 18th July 1914. v@e

Earliest known photograph of Penrith in the outer west of Sydney in 1852.The view is from Lemongrove Hill and is looking towards St Stephen,The Martyr Church.     •Penrith City Library•

Earliest known photograph of Penrith in the outer west of Sydney in 1852.The view is from Lemongrove Hill and is looking towards St Stephen,The Martyr Church. •Penrith City Library•

A trip over the Lower Blue Mountains - State Records NSW

Westward, Ho! The Lower Blue Mountains

Westward, Ho! An historic tour over the Lower Blue Mountains: Emu Plains, Lapstone, Glenbrook, Blaxland, Warrimoo, Valley Heights, Springwood, Faulconbridge

The Red Cow Inn, Station Street, Penrith in circa 1910 and 2013. The red Cow was built by Thomas Smith in the early 1880's. It replaced an earlier Red Cow Inn that Smith built nearby in 1865. [circa 1910 - Penrith City Council>2013 - Google Street View. By Phil Harvey]

The Red Cow Inn, Station Street, Penrith in circa 1910 and 2013. The red Cow was built by Thomas Smith in the early 1880's. It replaced an earlier Red Cow Inn that Smith built nearby in 1865. [circa 1910 - Penrith City Council>2013 - Google Street View. By Phil Harvey]

Aerial view of Penrith and the Nepean river,in western Sydney,ca. 1930.Photo from National Library of Australia.A♥W

Aerial view of Penrith and the Nepean river, New South Wales, ca. 1930 [picture].

Aerial view of Penrith and the Nepean river,in western Sydney,ca. 1930.Photo from National Library of Australia.A♥W

Loading sheep... Wentworth Falls ..1920's /30's

Loading sheep... Wentworth Falls ..1920's /30's

Westward, Ho! An historic tour over the Blue Mountains. Before rail arrived in the 1860s it took at least two days by horse & carriage to reach Bathurst

Westward, Ho! The Great Western Railway arrives in the Blue Mountains

Westward, Ho! An historic tour over the Blue Mountains. Before rail arrived in the 1860s it took at least two days by horse & carriage to reach Bathurst

High Street near Castlereagh Street, Penrith, looking west in the 1920's and 2014. [1920's - Penrith City Council>2015 - Google Street View. By Phil Harvey]

High Street near Castlereagh Street, Penrith, looking west in the 1920's and 2014. [1920's - Penrith City Council>2015 - Google Street View. By Phil Harvey]

The Red Cow Inn, Station Street Penrith circa 1890.  [Powerhouse Museum collection]

The Red Cow Inn, Station Street Penrith circa 1890. [Powerhouse Museum collection]

Chateau Napier Leura, burnt in the 1957 bushfire

Chateau Napier Leura, burnt in the 1957 bushfire

The corner of High and Evan Streets, Penrith in circa 1905 and 2015 - from St Joseph's Convent to Officeworks. [circa 1905 - Penrith City Council>2015 - Phil Harvey. By Phil Harvey]

The corner of High and Evan Streets, Penrith in circa 1905 and 2015 - from St Joseph's Convent to Officeworks. [circa 1905 - Penrith City Council>2015 - Phil Harvey. By Phil Harvey]