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History of city Gosford, New South Wales in photos

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Geography: Gosford is a city located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. The city is situated at the northern extremity of Brisbane Water, an extensive northern branch of the Hawkesbury River estuary and Broken Bay. (Wiki)

Date of foundation: 1823

History: Convicts once lived and worked in the Gosford area. In 1825, Gosford's population reached 100, of whom 50% were convicts.

East Gosford was the first centre of settlement. Gosford was named in 1839 after Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford – a friend of the then Governor of New South Wales George Gipps. Acheson's title derives its name from Gosford, a townland (sub-division) of Markethill in County Armagh in Northern Ireland.

In 1887, the rail link to Sydney was completed, requiring a bridge over the Hawkesbury River and a tunnel through the sandstone ridge west of Woy Woy. The introduction of this transport link and then the Pacific Highway in 1930 accelerated the development of the region.

Gosford became a town in 1885 and was declared a municipality in 1886.

Population: 180 000

Gosford. Brisbane Water, from Presidents Hill
Brisbane Water and Gosford, from Presidents Hill, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Campbell's Cnr
Campbell's Cnr, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Council Chambers
Council Chambers, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Government Savings Bank
Government Savings Bank, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Jephson's Cnr
Jephson's Cnr, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Mann Street, from Jephson's Cnr
Mann Street, from Jephson's Cnr, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Mann Street, looking south
Mann Street, looking south, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Mann Street
Mann Street, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Old Convict Settlement
Old Convict Settlement, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Panorama of the road
Panorama of the road at Gosford, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Panorama of the road with car
Panorama of the road with car, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Petch's Livery Stables
Petch's Livery Stables (Coaches daily to Terrigal and Wamberall), between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. Royal Hotel
Royal Hotel, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. School of Arts
School of Arts, between 1900 and 1927
Gosford. The Wharf
The Wharf, between 1900 and 1927

Source photos - nsw.gov.au


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