Carolyn 27.08.17 – Windsor, north west Sydney

This time Carolyn wanted to go to Windsor, north west Sydney. This is the second Harley ride she has taken with us. Rat picked her up from home, then took her on a tour of the north west of Sydney.

Windsor (named by Governor Lachlan Macquarie after Windsor-on-the-Thames, England) is approx. 60 kms from Sydney city and is the third-oldest place of British settlement on the Australian continent. Settlement at the location was first established about 1791, near the head of navigation on the Hawkesbury River. Beautiful old buildings with a village atmosphere still exist after all these years.

An interesting fact – in 1813 a report was given to Governor Macquarie from Earl Bathurst detailing a proposed invasion of the Hawkesbury River by France. This planned invasion that did not eventuate, targeted the Windsor granary in order to cut off supply to Sydney, showing the relative importance of this new settlement on a global scale.