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

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

In 1815, Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his wife stopped by what Macquarie called a spring. The place was later named Springwood: "Spring" from the springs in the area, and "wood" from the local Mountain Blue Gums (Eucalyptus deanei) of the area. As a town developed, the main street was named Macquarie Road, after Governor Macquarie.


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 Event Start Date:26-April-1815
Actual Event End Date:26-April-1990


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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