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Up the grade toward Kurrajong Yard, the Hawkesbury River, Valley below.

Up the grade toward Kurrajong Yard, the Hawkesbury River, Valley below.

The engine Pansy” seen here crossing the Hawkesbury River, NSW

The engine Pansy” seen here crossing the Hawkesbury River, NSW

Richmond Railway Station in Western Sydney (year unknown).A♥W

Richmond Railway Station in Western Sydney (year unknown).A♥W

Sackville Wharf Hawkesbury River, NSW (Photo undated) possibly c.1900. v@e.

Sackville Wharf Hawkesbury River, NSW (Photo undated) possibly c.1900. v@e.

Hawkesbury River [showing ferry at wharf]

Hawkesbury River [showing ferry at wharf]

Postcard view of Bells Line of Road at Kurrajong Heights showing 'Lochiel' on the left and 'Ivy Lodge' on the right. The latter was built by Joseph Douglass about 1825. Both buildings are still standing.

Postcard view of Bells Line of Road at Kurrajong Heights showing 'Lochiel' on the left and 'Ivy Lodge' on the right. The latter was built by Joseph Douglass about 1825. Both buildings are still standing.

Rabbit Island,later known as Peat Island,Hawkesbury River in 1900.A♥W

Rabbit Island,later known as Peat Island,Hawkesbury River in 1900.A♥W

Kurrajong railway crossing the Hawkesbury River at North Richmond

Kurrajong railway crossing the Hawkesbury River at North Richmond

Hawkesbury River floods. Although there have been numerous floods since European settlement, there has been nothing like the 1867 disastrous flood. It was almost 100 years later when floodwaters rose to 15.1m mark. A relatively short time later, in 1964 another flood occurred, the river rising 14.51m.

Hawkesbury River floods. Although there have been numerous floods since European settlement, there has been nothing like the 1867 disastrous flood. It was almost 100 years later when floodwaters rose to 15.1m mark. A relatively short time later, in 1964 another flood occurred, the river rising 14.51m.

Plaque at Pitt Town looking west and marking the level of the `Terrible Flood of 23 June 1867’. Hawkesbury River reached a height of 63 feet 2 inches

Plaque at Pitt Town looking west and marking the level of the `Terrible Flood of 23 June 1867’. Hawkesbury River reached a height of 63 feet 2 inches

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