Frazer Memorial Church, Springwood

Frazer Memorial Church c.1910the jacaranda tree in front is newly planted In the early 1890s Springwood’s Presbyterians were on the pastoral fringes of their Church. Few in number and without a building, they had been worshiping God for a number of years in a variety of makeshift locations – in the open air beneath a clump of turpentine trees, in the lounge of the Oriental Hotel, and on the screened verandah of Braemar, the private home of one of their congregation. By 1896, however, things had changed. A picturesque church fronted the Western Road in the centre of town, its … Continue reading Frazer Memorial Church, Springwood

The Bridge at Emu Pass Lennox Bridge, Blue Mountains NSW

The Western Road Proves Difficult On Monday 31st May, 1813, Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Wentworth looked out from the summit of a high hill, later named Mount Blaxland, over a vast expanse of forest land that spread away to the west. Almost immediately upon their return to Sydney, their success was confirmed by the expedition of George Evans, the surveyor, who assured the authorities that a practicable route over the Blue Mountains had indeed been found. By mid-January the following year (1815), William Cox and his party had completed their rough but serviceable road to the site of … Continue reading The Bridge at Emu Pass Lennox Bridge, Blue Mountains NSW