FW: FW: [canberrabirds] Parkwood update

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Subject: FW: FW: [canberrabirds] Parkwood update
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:06:08 +0000

Thank you David, very interesting, at least to me.  Apparently there is more information about the history of the ACT/NSW locality at the Hall Museum.



From: David McDonald (personal) <>
Sent: Friday, 15 February 2019 9:28 PM
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Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Parkwood update


The ACT Govt Place Names folk advise as follows:

Alick Osborne, a Royal Navy surgeon, applied for permission to purchase land in January 1829; he eventually obtained an area of 987 acres on the Ginninderra Creek at its junction with the Murrumbidgee River; in 1854 he sold his land to Thomas Southwell, who named the property `Parkwood'. Named after Park Wood near Robertsbridge in England from whence the Southwells came.

Cheers - David

On 2019-02-15 14:42, Geoffrey Dabb wrote:

Speaking of going first, I was wondering about the naming process.  Did the egg business take the name from the road, or perhaps from a property of that name served by the road?  In other words, which came first, Parkwood or the Eggs?


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