Bowral Historic Walk

Bowral, NSW, Australia
Distance: 4 km (Map)

A self-guided walking tour of the historic town of Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Bowral Historic Walk - Cya On The Road

Bowral, in the heart of the Southern Highlands, was first settled as early as 1816 by stock and stockmen sent by John Oxley, explorer and surveyor general of NSW. In 1823, Oxley was granted 2,400 acres near the present town of Bowral called ‘Weston’ (which was probably a misspelling of Westow where Oxley was born). After Oxley’s untimely death in 1828, a further 4,200 acres—including what is today Bowral— as well as an additional 800 acres between Bowral and Berrima, was granted to his sons, John Norton Oxley and Henry Molesworth Oxley, but the deeds were not issued until 1855. In 1857 Henry built the first home in Bowral, a grand homestead called ‘Wingecarribbee’ on the slopes of Oxley’s Hill. Subdivision of their land began soon after in anticipation of the arrival of the railway. Once the railway in Bowral was opened in 1867 the development of the town began in earnest.

This walking tour is based on visitsouthernhighlands' website.

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