Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bi-Centenary of Liverpool NSW

Liverpool NSW is celebrating its Bi-Centenary today November 7 2010. It is the area i lived in as a child,and i have seen the area change from a Town to a City. To when a car sales yard used to be in the middle of Liverpool where there now being a Shopping Centre.

Part of the Bus Depot at the station being used as a car park it being dirt and foundations of a building (i was told it used to be the Horse Smithy)

Some History about The City of Liverpool

On November 7, 1810 Governor Lachlan Macquarie founded Liverpool.

Liverpool is named in honour of the Earl of Liverpool, then Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Liverpool is Australia's fourth oldest town behind Sydney, Parramatta and Hobart.

Unlike these cities, Liverpool was the first free planned settlement of Australia.

After planning the Town Square, Macquarie appointed emancipated architect Francis Greenway to design a church. In 1818 he laid the foundation stone and named the church St Lukes, the church still being used today.

In 1822 the foundations were commenced for Liverpool Hospital (now Liverpool College of TAFE.) Liverpool was chosen as the site of a major hospital because of its ‘pure air and sweet water'.

The coming of the railway, opened in September 1856 and the electric telegraph in 1858, provided speedy, safe transport and communication and began the transformation of Liverpool into a major regional city.

In 1828 Liverpool was one of the first country areas to open a Post Office. The first postmaster was Mr Meredith.

Click to read a timeline of what happened in Liverpool

The Liverpool Herald, Liverpools oldest Newspapers has been archived click to read editions of the Newspaper from 1898 to 1907