Sherwood Homestead (Former) Walk Via East-West Road

There are three official walking tracks that end up at the very little that remains of the former Sherwood Homestead, about 45 kilometres from Canberra. The walks vary between 6.8 kms (this one) and 8.4 kms return. I have written a seperate reviews on the walk in from Mountain Creek Road and the walk in from the Blue Range Hut which, in itself, is of historical significance to the Canberra region and is now home to a camping site, making it the most popular starting point to get to Sherwood Homestead.

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Mortis Street Pioneer Cemetery – Goulburn

The was the first Goulburn General Cemetery (Roman Catholics, Presbyterians and Methodists could use it) and it was established in the late 1830s, slightly later than the Anglican Cemetery of St Saviour’s, located less then a kilometre from here at the other end of Cemetery Road. The cemetery was officially closed for burials when the new, and current, Goulburn General Cemetery was opened in 1904 though family members continued to be buried here in family plots until around 1954. Continue reading “Mortis Street Pioneer Cemetery – Goulburn”

Sturt Cairn – Murrumbidgee River Crossing

136Explorer, soldier and public servant, Charles Sturt (1795-1869) was born on 28 April 1795 in India, the son of an English judge in Bengal, then under control of the East India Company.

In December 1826, after a brief period in England, he set out for Australia – in charge of convicts on the Mariner (ship) – arriving in Sydney on 23 May 1827. Having arrived in Australia from the Home Country, at this time, a man of Sturt’s pedigree and credentials had a few options – politics, the army or explore inland in the new colony. After a short stint in the military Sturt chose the latter. Continue reading “Sturt Cairn – Murrumbidgee River Crossing”