Murder at the Parramatta toll gate, 28 May, 1814

Murder at the Parramatta toll gate, 28 May, 1814
New Toll Gate, Parramatta Road (Image credit: New Toll Gate, Parramatta by Robert Russell (1808-1900), National Gallery of Australia)

This post is about the shocking murder of two innocent men during the botched robbery of the local toll-gate at Parramatta in 1814. In addition to the two deaths another two men…

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Old George Street – A Chapter in Old Sydney

Old George Street – A Chapter in Old Sydney
The first picture of Sydney - in 1788

Exploring the oldest road in Australia, George Street.  The content is from a frail old book The Story of Old George Street – A Chapter in Old Sydney (1920) by Charles H.…

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The Original Abbotsford House

The Original Abbotsford House
Abbotsford House, Scotland, home of Sir Walter Scott

The NSW suburb of Abbotsford was originally part of Five Dock farm and takes its name from our own Abbotsford House.   Our Abbotsford House was built in 1878 by…

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