What is the history of Springwood

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What is the history of Springwood

Ask Roz AU Changed status to publish June 15, 2021

Springwood (371m)

This location was named by Governor Lachlan Macquarie when he camped here on his outward journey over Cox’s new road in April 1815. He wrote in his journal: “We then haulted at three o’clock in a very pretty wooded plain near a spring of very good fresh water, and pitched our tent near the side of the road. The place being very pretty I have named it Spring-Wood.”

In 1816 a military depot was established near the site of this camp.When the military presence was eventually withdrawn in the early 1840s, Thomas Boland built the Springwood Inn. During the period of the military stockade and Boland’s Inn, Springwood was a popular stopping place for travellers along the Western Road and, particularly during the gold rush which began in the early 1850s, became at times a huge encampment of tents etc.

Following the construction of the railway, Springwood became popular with the wealthy citizens of Sydney as a place to build their country homes.

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Springwood - Map

Springwood – Map

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