The Great North Road and its Neighbours

Written by: ceo   On: 01st Sep, 2016

History Week Event

The 3rd to 11th of September is History week, the theme this year is Neighbours.

The Convict Trail Project is holding a talk that discusses the neighbours of the Great North Road when surveyed– the effects of the road on the subsequent settlement patterns and the influence of the road on some family settlement and marriage patterns along its length. We will also explore the contribution the Great North Road made to communications and the establishment of neighbour hoods.

How did its construction from 1826 to 1836 affect your neighbourhood? This paper is a fresh look at and draws together the research of many people.

Join us as we celebrate 190 years since construction began.

Place Hornsby Shire Library, close to Hornsby railway station with plenty of parking nearby.

Time : Sunday 4 September 3pm to 4pm plus light refreshments.

Convicts are enormous contributors to this nation's past. Do you know your family's history?

Our partner Ancestry.com can help you track your family's past.