Early Days of Windsor
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (268 pages)
Author: J. Steele
Year: (1915) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Written by the Rev. Jas Steele, in 1915, this book is a detailed history of the town of Windsor and the Hawkesbury area on the Hawkesbury River, New South Wales. The book covers Windsor's history from exploration starting in 1788 and the first settlers in 1794 through to 'the present' (1915).
It was first published as a series of articles in the 'Windsor and Richmond Gazette' between August 1914 and February 1915. As a result of the public interest and input this created, the text was revised and added to in order to make it more accurate and inclusive.
The book includes a comprehensive record of Windsor and the surrounding region including information on pioneer families, street name origins, Old Government House, churches, cemeteries, schools, judiciary, government institutions, Hawkesbury river, bridges, weather, professions, newspaper, horse racing etc. as well as a chapter on the future. It also includes many photographs of people, places and events.
'As years roll on it [Early Days of Windsor] will certainly become an invaluable work of reference on all matters connected with the district' JOHN TEBBUTT F.R.A.S. (1915)
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book. Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s. Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.
A detailed history of Windsor from founding to 1915. Rev. Jas Steels had done a lot of research to bring this volume together. A good insight into the Windsor that has now been absorbed into the modern world.
A very good genealogical reference for everyone interested in the early days of Australian settlement and or the early days of the Windsor district settlement. I have referred to it several times and because it's fully searchable this makes it easy.