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Calendar of Events
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections
7 August - 4 October
Blues & Roots Festival
October (Fri to Sun)
Venues across Windsor will host the 2016 three-day event. This is a mainstay of the Windsor events calendar.
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Colours of the Country III
The Alice Springs Beanie Festival
9 October - 29 November
The Canoe Classic is an annual overnight race covering 111 kilometres - the scenery is worth the pain! Sponsored by Paddle NSW, the race commences at Windsor's Macquarie Park Beach. Each year the paddlers raise big bucks for a worthy charity.
NSW Water Ski Classic
This annual ski event runs for 112 kilometres on the Hawkesbury River, from the mouth of the river (Brooklyn) to historic Windsor. The race attracts competitors nationally and globally. Make your accommodation arrangements early.
Welcome to Windsor
To fully grasp the historical significance and surroundings of Windsor, one must drive through the most remote and isolated Hawkesbury settings. Rich river lowlands, dense bush, towering sandstone and ironstone rock face, and a dark, winding river with the occasional farmstead hidden among the trees - all form this lonesome Hawkesbury terrain.
Juxtaposed against a harsh and gruelling life in a vast countryside, it is reasonable and logical that social beings would band together, construct small towns and seek safe haven and companionship. This was 19th century Windsor.
Today, authors, artists, craftspersons, agri-growers, historians, musicians and merchants have gathered on this site, perched high above the river. Here they create intellectual communities, assemble commercial enterprises and inhabit charming distinct neighbourhoods - many built in the 19th century. Here, exceptional events continue - year after year - bringing together diverse segments of interests and painting the colourful Windsor scene.
WINDSOR BULLETIN BOARD
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HAWKESBURY LIBRARY AUGUST 25, 'at the movies' 10am and again at 6pm. "The Dressmaker". Set in Australia and starring Judy Davis and Kate Winslet. Beautiful Tilly, a famous dress designer returns home to right the wrongs of her past and in the process transforms the style and fashion of her home town. 300 George Street. Bookings essential, call 4560 4460... snacks will be availble but bring your popcorn!
JEWELLERY BY A FARMER'S DAUGHTER (132 George St, The Mall) has accomplished yet another feat with 'hand drawn ink quotes that heal, inspire and make us smile'. Charming quotes on almost any background: pillowcases, framed canvas, key rings, badges, flags, giftcards -- so many choices, such creativity! 02 4587 9013.
HAWKESBURY VALLEY HERITAGE TOURS. These are not your typical historic tours. You will travel with a 'pro' as your guide has a Hawkesbury bloodline that goes back six generations and is armed with a Master's degree in history, 02 4577 6882
THE HAWKESBURY PADDLEWHEELER IS IN DRYDOCK getting a bit of a 'nip & tuck', a little paint and preparing for mid-July when she'll return to river. Make your reservations for a Sunday lunch on the Hawkesbury now. Bookings: 0401 798 088
HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY: PERFORMANCE IN THE GALLERY. This is a series of dance and theatre making workshops designed for people with mixed abilities. Embracing difference and presenting opportunity for creative expression, the workshops cover a wide range of skills. Tuesdays 10.30am and 12midday. 14 July - 15 September. (Fee) Bookings: Katy Loughrey 0416 482 151
HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY: ART AND DEMENTIA TOURS ON THIRD THUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 11AM. Bookings are essential. These workshops are designed for those living with Dementia and for their carers. Facilitated by gallery staff (specially trained by Alzheimer's Australia) the experience offers an enriching program. Bookings 02 4560 4418.
On this website we include...
- Did You Know?
You will find facts - morsels and tidbits which we hope will make history fun. History clues and travel tips are listed throughout the website.
- Floods, Facts or Fiction:
Life in Windsor is varied but not atypical - politics, weather, the economy and gossip are always hot topics.
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Phone: 1300 362 874; 02 4578 0233
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Weekends, 9am to 4pm
Address: 8 Baker Street, Windsor
Phone: 02 4560 4655