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Entrance to Warragamba gorge, lower Burragarong, New South Wales, ca. 1938 [picture].

On the hill overlooking the Camden town centre is a church building that represents the historic, moral and emotional heart of community. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the church repr…

The soul of a country town, St Johns Church, Camden

On the hill overlooking the Camden town centre is a church building that represents the historic, moral and emotional heart of community. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the church repr…

Corner of Queen and Lithgow Streets,Campbelltown,in southwestern Sydney in 1900.

Corner of Queen and Lithgow Streets,Campbelltown,in southwestern Sydney in 1900.

Camden NSW, Old Foresters Hall at 147 Argyle Street. Entrance to Empire Theatre at the centre with shops either side. Camden News Printing Works office to right. 1920. Copyright Camden Historical Society.

A Night at the Picture Show

The centre of nightlife in many country towns in the early twentieth century was the local cinema or picture show. Two such establishments serviced Camden and surrounding areas during the first hal…

The Cow Pastures, New South Wales 1873

The Cow Pastures, New South Wales - c. 1870's Engraving of a Drawing by John Skinner Prout

The Cow Pastures, New South Wales - c. 1870's Engraving of a Drawing by John Skinner Prout

Upper bridge, Burragorang Valley, New South Wales, ca. 1930 [picture].

Menangle Railway Station in the MaCarthur region of New South Wales (year unknown). 🚉

Menangle Railway Station in the MaCarthur region of New South Wales (year unknown). 🚉

Anthony Hordern tree Camden NSW

Anthony Hordern tree Camden NSW

Anthony Hordern & Sons: ". The crest on their coat of arms was a budding tree, the motto: "while I live I grow"...It was purchased by Waltons, a regional as well as a city rival, who closed it about 1970. Mysteriously, the tree on the Hordern family's estate at Camden, New South Wales, upon which idea of the crest was based, died soon afterwards. For many years it stood idle, and eventually part of it was made into a car park." A new tree on the other side of the main road into Camden ( the…

Sydney's last standing mill? Mt Gilead near Campbelltown c1940, NSW.

26 April 2013: Sydney’s lost Windmills

For the first fifty years of European settlement in Sydney, the town was known as much for its windmills as anything else. The first site that greeted many convicts or migrants arriving up until t…

Late 19th Century, Mrs Hickeys general store, Campbelltown, courtesy of the Campbelltown Library

Late 19th Century, Mrs Hickeys general store, Campbelltown, courtesy of the Campbelltown Library

County of Cook Manuscripts, oral history & pictures - State Library of New South Wales

County of Cook Manuscripts, oral history & pictures - State Library of New South Wales

Rolf Bolderwood is believed to have based "Robbery Under Arms" on some of the more colourful characters in Burragorang's past

Rolf Bolderwood is believed to have based "Robbery Under Arms" on some of the more colourful characters in Burragorang's past

Wollondilly River in the County of Argyle, 1832

Wollondilly River in the County of Argyle, 1832

SR Map No: [3354] Land on Wollondilly River, County Argyle, Parishes Nattery and Norrong Dated: 1832 By: Davidson Surveyor General's Catalogue No: L.3.746 Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions We'd love to hear from you if you use our maps/plans. This plan is part of the NRS 13870: Surveyor General's Select List of maps and plans, 1792-1887 and the NRS 13859: Supplement 1792-1880. The maps and plans include the earliest surveys of New South Wales including those of…

A little bit of England celebrates 190 years at Cobbitty

A little bit of England celebrates 190 years at Cobbitty

The English-style village of Cobbitty celebrates 190 years of the presence of the Anglican church.