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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.


STAY TUNED to our Blog for Windsor Fun  New Tidbits in Windsor

NINE 50 ON GEORGE STREET ANNOUNCED TODAY 22.6 the new shipment of Peruvian sterling jewellery has arrived along with their wonderful Alpaca Scarves and Gloves. We love these alpaca items for chilly weather.. 2/254 George Street, 02 4587 9509, open Mon - Sat.

PURPLE NOON GALLERY, FREEMANS REACH EXHIBITS 'Kaleidoscope'.open through 30 June. The work of Mellissa Read-Divine with its brilliant colours puts a smile on your face -- beautiful Hawkesbury flowers, trees and wildlife! 606 Terrace Road, Freemans Reach. Open Wed - Sun. 02 4579 6579.

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 VALLEY HERITAGE TOURS. These are not your typical historic tours. You will travel with a 'pro' as our guide has a Hawkesbury bloodline that goes back six generations and is armed with a Master's degree in history,   02 4577 6882

HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY, WINDSOR 27 MAY, "CREATIVE ACCOUNTING". The exhibition explores ideas around money, economic systems, perceived value and the aesthetics of currency, at a time when money is becoming increasingly abstract. This is a family-friendly event and children are welcome. There will be roving performances by magician Adam Mada (watch him make your money disappear!)

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.


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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.

  • Play & Stay, Eat and Shop...

This edition is made possible through the continued cooperation and effort of sponsors - enthusiastic and industrious proprietors who love Windsor.

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Hawkesbury Visitor Information

Address: Ham Common, Hawkesbury Valley Way, Clarendon
Phone: 1300 362 874; 02 4578 0233
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Weekends, 9am to 4pm

Hawkesbury Regional Museum

Address: 8 Baker Street, Windsor
Phone: 02 4560 4655


Smith, Babette (2009). Australia’s Birthstain, the startling legacy of the convict era.

Daniels, Kay (1998). Convict Women.