HISTORIC WINDSOR AND EBENEZER
MACQUARIE’S HISTORIC WINDSOR TOUR AND LUNCHEON
THE LOVELY COUNTRYSIDE AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS OF THE EARLY COLONY
One Day Trip
Following our successful day tour of Sydney’s Edmund Blacket designed buildings, visit the historic Macquarie town of Windsor. The countryside is stunning with the beautiful old buildings where the farmers, officers and gentry of the colony lived. Visit Australia’s oldest surviving church (1809) in Ebenezer, Francis Greenway’s church, St Matthews in Windsor, as well as the rectory where Samuel Marsden passed away.
Date : Monday 4 May 2015
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Depart from Sydney’s Central Station at 8.25am picking up at Strathfield and Parramatta.
Enjoy a light morning refreshment as we head west towards Windsor and Richmond.
On arrival we are met by our local guide, for an informative walking tour of historic Windsor,
a town that emerged along the banks of the Hawkesbury River and became the third settlement in the Colony in 1794
and the first Macquarie town. Originally called Green Hills, Windsor was officially named in 1810 by Governor Macquarie
after the town in England. The five Macquarie Towns are Windsor, Richmond, Wilberforce, Pitt Town and Castlereagh.
Windsor is famous for its many heritage buildings with some being designed by the convict architect Sir Francis Greenway,
such as St. Matthews Anglican Church and the Windsor Courthouse.
We return by train from Richmond to Sydney, with a light refreshment served aboard.
We arrive back into Central Station at 5.50pm, with tops at Parramatta, Lidcombe and Strathfield on the return.
Enjoy a quality two course luncheon at the Sebel Hawkesbury River Resort -
relax with friends as you enjoy good food and the lovely location.
The countryside around the area is stunning, and the beautiful historic buildings will surprise you -
this was where the farmers, officers and gentry lived in the early colony, as opposed to the town of Sydney.
We’ll visit may of the historic buildings and churches, including Australia’s oldest surviving church (1809) in Ebenezer,
as well as Francis Greenway’s church, St Matthews in Windsor, and the rectory where Samuel Marsden,
assistant to the first chaplain of NSW, Richard Johnson, passed away.
We’ll see wonderfully preserved buildings and the affluent farming areas of the early 1800’s.
Refreshments and luncheon
The day includes light refreshments on the forward train journey, a quality luncheon (drinks with lunch at own expense)
and a light refreshment on the return train journey – and your SJR friends.
$ 127 Adult
$ 120 Concessions*
* Concession fares apply to those who can purchase the $2.50 all day public transport ticket.
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