This tour includes sites and buildings that are part of early Australian history. The Hawkesbury is the third Australian settlement. The buildings date back to the early 1800. The oldest is Australia's Church, built in 1809. Others include Windsor Court House 1822, St Matthews Anglican Church 1817 and Macquarie Arms Hotel 1815.
The Macquarie Arms Hotel was built in 1815. It is the oldest purpose built Inn still standing. It was built by Richard Fitzgerald on land given to him by Governor Macquarie. There has been additions to the building but the cedar woodwork inside can still be seen. The bricks used on the outside wall of the hotel were rejected by those building St Matthews Church.
Ebenezer Church was built in 1809. It was built and paid for by the free settlers at Portland Head on land donated by Tomas Cavanaugh. It was the first Presbyterian Church erected and is the oldest church still standing in Australia.
Tizzana vineyard was originally planted in 1882 by Dr Fiaschi. He originally planted 50 acres as an experiment from cutting he bought from Italy and France. Then he increased the planting up to 230 acres.
Note: Pick up is from the Windsor area, but the pick up outside the Windsor area can also be arranged.
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