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Paterson Museum is open from 11.00am to 3.00pm on Sundays (Details ).
Welcome to the Paterson River website, focused on the early history of the Paterson district. Key pages include:
- an overview of settlement from 1812-1821
- an overview of Aboriginal history of the area
- an overview of settlement from 1822
- the start of Paterson township
- Paterson town walk
Paterson turns 180 in 2013
The 15th of October is Paterson's birthday. On that date in 1833 the village was officially gazetted, so 2013 will mark the 180th birthday of Paterson (details).
- It was an inauspicious and humble start ... (Cameron Archer).
In late 2012 Paterson Historical Society published a new book titled European Settlement at Paterson River 1812 to 1822 to commemorate 200 years of European settlement in the district. It was written by Brian Walsh and is available from Paterson Historical Society .
Above: Looking north from Paterson, over Commercial Road. In the foreground is the main road to Gresford. Sussex House is in the centre and across the road from it is Corner's grain store, the ruins of which remain today. Behind the right hand tree is 'Haywood' which was the mill keeper's cottage (photo: Paterson Historical Society).
Abbreviations sometimes used on this site: CS = NSW Colonial Secretary; HRA = Historical Records of Australia; LB = Letters to Benches of Magistrates, Justices of the Peace and Superintendents of Police; ML = Mitchell Library (State Library of NSW); NLA = National Library of Australia; NSWGG = NSW Government Gazette; PRO = Public Record Office, London; PSC = Principal Superintendent of Convicts; SG = Sydney Gazette; SH = Sydney Herald; SRNSW = State Records Authority of NSW;
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