Trevor Patrick, historian and author,
has written a series of short articles about the history of Sydney's north-west.
You can find many of the articles here. Some are also appearing in local
magazines and newspapers, but a few are unique to this site.
- Aberdoon House 1887 by Jilly Warren
- Aboriginal Art along the Great North Road
- All Aboard the Steam Tram
- Art in the Hills
- Australia taken by surprise
- Australia's Favourite Drink
- Beautiful Gothic-style Church in the Australian Bush
- Bella Vista Farm
- Benedictine Abbey in West Pennant Hills
- Benedictine Order in Parramatta
- Bushrangers hid in caves in the Northern Rocks
- Castle Hill Coffee
- Castle Hill Rebellion
- Castle Hill Rebellion March 4 1804
- Charles Darwin's Visit to Australia (Part 1)
- Charles Darwin's Visit to Australia (Part 2)
- Conflict in the Colony
- Cows escape to the country!
- Dangar Island
- December 1809
- December: An Important Month In The Hills District
- Do You Believe in Ghosts?
- Do You Really Know Windsor?
- Does Beecroft Have Anything To Do With Beekeeping?
- Empire Night: A Cracker of a Night
- Exploring the southern skies
- Ginger Meggs: A Local Lad
- Going on a Summer Holiday?
- Governor Arthur Phillip: British Spy? (Part 1)
- Governor Arthur Phillip: British Spy? (Part 2)
- Governor Arthur Phillip: British Spy? (Part 3)
- Governor Lachlan Macquarie investigated the districts north of the Parramatta River
- Governor Lachlan Macquarie visited the Pennant Hills region
- Granny Smith's Apples
- HMAS Parramatta II
- Hills District Historical Society Museum
- How did Sydney get its name?
- How to peel an apple the easy way
- Joining a Local Historical Society
- Kenthurst – Annangrove War Memorial
- Kings Langley
- Lachlan Macquarie
- Ladies’ Cup
- Lest We Forget: Anzac Day
- Life and Death during the First Fleet Journey
- McGraths Hill
- Mercury, Medicine or Madness?
- Meteor Showers and Wolf Creek
- Mrs Elizabeth Macquarie
- Parramatta Signal Station
- Pennant Hills Sawmills
- Pennant Hills Wharf
- Pennant Hills timber used in Sydney buildings
- Political Assassination Attempt Remembered in Church Decoration
- Postcards were first used in Sydney in 1869
- Remembrance Day
- Santa comes to Pennant Hills
- Savage by name, gentle by nature
- Society Wedding for Bligh's daughter
- St Albans on the Macdonald River
- St Andrew’s Church, Richmond
- St John's Anglican Cathedral, Parramatta
- St Matthew's Anglican Church Windsor
- Sydney Harbour Bridge opened 19 March 1932
- Tebbutt Observatory, Windsor
- The Arms of Australia Inn Museum
- The Castle on the Hill
- The Colonial experiment that really worked!
- The Industrial Treasure Island of Sydney Harbour
- The Macquarie Towns
- The Pennant Hills Timber-getting Establishment
- The Pennantian Parrot
- The Red Wines of Parramatta
- The Worst Job in Colonial Sydney
- Thomas and Mary Reibey
- Thompson Square, Windsor
- Timber and Bullocks in Early Sydney
- Ultimo and the Ultimate Court Case
- Who Earns the Most Frequent Flyer Points?
- Who Really Started the Australian Wool Industry?
- Who named Trebor Road in Pennant Hills?
- Who was the Mystery Woman of Hambledon Cottage?
- Windsor's Watering Holes
- With All My Love - Souvenirs from France 1914-18
Trevor Patrick is a local historian
of the north-west of Sydney, Australia.
His latest book, In Search of the Pennant Hills,
recounts some of these stories (and others) in more detail.