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100 Years Ago Today

Ber Nov 6 Subdivision001

The following sub-division map, from the Local Studies Collection of Hornsby Shire Council Library, is a promotion for the early sale of blocks of land between what we now know as Berowra Waters Road and Hillcrest Road in Berowra.

Hillcrest road is named after the property of Mr J Stewart noted on the lower right hand side of the map.

C J Turner, whose name appears on the document also, was heavily involved with Berowra in earlier days and has a road named after him in Berowra Heights. By 1922 C J Turner was advertising an Auction Sale using the same sub division map as it seems only blocks 3 and 4 had sold by then.


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Berowra The Beautiful

Today our blog site opens up for you one of our treasures!

Page 2 of Information for tourists

Page 2 of Information for tourists

Above is page 2 of a small booklet entitled, Information for tourists compiled and edited by C.J. Turner in the 1930s, we believe.  C.J. Turner was an enterprising man, today we would perhaps say entrepreneurial. Turner Road, Berowra Heights is named after him.

The river is being promoted as a special attraction to lure tourists interested, at that time, in boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming! Berowra for those in more congested suburbs offers its own leisure opportunities and points the way to others further north. The tranquil scene showing the car and pedestrian ferry midstream does indeed evoke the description, Berowra the Beautiful.

We are grateful to John Chappell, grandson of C.J.Turner for his donation of the booklet.  We do not know how many booklets were circulated. Has your family got one or something related to Berowra Creek/Waters amongst its memorabilia?


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