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175th Anniversary Springwood : 23-03-2014
175th Anniversary Springwood : 23-03-2014

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Plaque commemorates the 175th anniversary of the naming of Springwood by Governor Macquarie in 1815.


Address:Macquarie Road, Springwood, 2777
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.698803
Long: 150.566681
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 26th April, 1990
Front Inscription

"We then Halted at three O'Clock in a very pretty wooded Plain near a Spring of very good fresh Water and Pitched our tents near the side of the Road. This Stage is 12 Miles from Emu Ford and our first on the Mountains - The Place being very pretty I have named  it "Spring - Wood "
Extract From Governor Macquarie's Journal

Governor Macquarie named Springwood on 26th April, 1815 when he camped overnight in the area on the first day of his journey to inspect the Western Road, completed by William Cox three months earlier.

This plaque commemorates the 175th anniversary of the naming and was unveiled by His Excellency Rear Admiral Sir David Martin, K.C.M.G., A..O. Governor of New South Wales on 26th April, 1990

Committee of Springwood 175th Commemoration Inc.

Source: MA
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