Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1921)


Saturday, 15 March 1890


A Round Trip for Tourists

Submitted by Alan Aldrich


The Daily Telegraph on Saturday said that:

"The Minister for Works will shortly pay a visit to Windsor and the Hawkesbury.  He will be accompanied by the Railway Commissioners, and will proceed to Brooklyn by rail, and will then go as far up the river as possible, in order to ascertain how much of the channel will require to be cleared, so as to enable a passenger steamer to reach Windsor.

If it is found practicable to do this at a reasonable cost, it is proposed to use this route as a round trip for tourists.  They would in that case go from Sydney to Brooklyn by rail, from Brooklyn to Windsor by steamer, and from Windsor to Sydney by train.

Mr. Bruce Smith has received a report indicating that surveys of the river are now being made."

We understand that as soon as the flood water recedes, Mr. Bruce Smith will travel round to Windsor by the `General Gordon', and remain here to open the local waterworks, after which he will attend the proposed banquet, and return to Sydney by the `General Gordon' again.