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Ebenezer Church  Australias oldest church established in 1809, Coromandel Road Ebenezer NSW 2756

Ebenezer Church

Australia's oldest church established in 1809, Coromandel Road Ebenezer NSW 2756

Car and steam train crossing Richmond Bridge. 1945

Car and steam train crossing Richmond Bridge, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, ca. 1945, 1 [picture]

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

Penrith Municipal Library located in the Penrith School of Arts, Castlereagh Street, 1958. Pinned on behalf of Penrith City Library.

Penrith Municipal Library located in the Penrith School of Arts, Castlereagh Street, 1958. Pinned on behalf of Penrith City Library.

Locomotive 3250 hauling train to Richmond at Mulgrave, October 1940 [picture]

Locomotive 3250 hauling train to Richmond at Mulgrave, October 1940 [picture]

Courtesy Convict Footprints One of the great views down the Road showing the convicts hard at work quarrying stone, watched over by ever-present Redcoats. — at Devines Hill, Old Great North Road, Wiseman's Ferry.

Courtesy Convict Footprints One of the great views down the Road showing the convicts hard at work quarrying stone, watched over by ever-present Redcoats. — at Devines Hill, Old Great North Road, Wiseman's Ferry.

Henry Street, looking west to Station Street, Penrith in the 1960's and 2010. [1960's - Penrith City Council>2010 - Google Street View. By Phil Harvey]

Henry Street, looking west to Station Street, Penrith in the 1960's and 2010. [1960's - Penrith City Council>2010 - Google Street View. By Phil Harvey]

Parker Street rail bridge, Penrith in the 1970's and 2010.  [1970's: Penrith in Pictures/Penrith City Council - 2010: Google Street View/by Phil Harvey]

Parker Street rail bridge, Penrith in the 1970's and 2010. [1970's: Penrith in Pictures/Penrith City Council - 2010: Google Street View/by Phil Harvey]

Hawkesbury River floods. Although there have been numerous floods since European settlement, there has been nothing like the 1867 disastrous flood. It was almost 100 years later when floodwaters rose to 15.1m mark. A relatively short time later, in 1964 another flood occurred, the river rising 14.51m.

Hawkesbury River floods

The Hawkesbury River has a long history of floods and when Governor Phillip and his party explored the district shortly after arrival, debri was noted in the tree branches. In 1799 the river rose over 15m followed by three huge floods recorded including 1806. 1809, 1817 and 1819 saw a number of floods with heights reaching 14m and widespread damage in the Hawkesbury. Inhabitants had a period of calm with no major floods for over thirty years. Then successive floods in June 1864 caused major…

a Kurrajong bound passenger train trundles along March Street, Richmond, NSW. This was probably 'Pansy'.

a Kurrajong bound passenger train trundles along March Street, Richmond, NSW. This was probably 'Pansy'.

Aerial view of the heart of Penrith, 1943 and 2010.    [1943: Spacial Information Exchange/NSW Land and Property Information - 2010: Google Maps/by Phil Harvey]

Aerial view of the heart of Penrith, 1943 and 2010. [1943: Spacial Information Exchange/NSW Land and Property Information - 2010: Google Maps/by Phil Harvey]

Kurrajong orchards, Blue Mountains, New South Wales of yesteryears.v@e

Kurrajong orchards, Blue Mountains, New South Wales of yesteryears.v@e

The Great Western Road,St Mary's in the outer western suburb of Sydney in around 1905 -1910. •Penrith Library•

The Great Western Road,St Mary's in the outer western suburb of Sydney in around 1905 -1910. •Penrith Library•