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Postcards from 100 years ago

 

 

Other Bridges

Cooks River Bridge, Marrickville; - Gladesville Bridge; - Picton Viaduct; - Newtown

 

Cooks River Bridge, Marrickville

427 Cooks River Bridge

 

 Gladesville Bridge

228 Gladesville Bridge

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Picton Viaduct

Picton was first explored by Europeans in 1798 and remained beyond the limits of legal settlement until 1821. Following the discovery of good land in the interior and the settlement of Bong Bong and the Goulburn areas, Governor Macquarie authorised the building of the new Great South Road between Sydney and the Southern Highlands in 1819.  This opened up the Picton area to settlers, including Henry Colden Antill,  who established a 2,000-acre   property in 1822. 

Picton developed when a new line of the Great South Road was cut over the Razorback Range from Camden, and especially after the railway arrived in 1863.

227 Picton Viaduct

Newtown

King street, Newtown's main street, reputedly follows an ancient Aboriginal track that branched out from the main western track, now beneath  Broadway and Parramatta Road, and which continued all the way to the coastal plains around Botany Bay. 

152 Newtown

152 Newtown

 

 

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