|Caddie Park in the Cattai
Tiny settlement on the Hawkesbury River
Located 12 km from Windsor and approximately 54 km
north-west of Sydney, Cattai is a tiny settlement on the
Cattai Creek which is part of the larger Hawkesbury River
The area was first settled by Europeans after Dr. T.
Arndell (an assistant surgeon on the First Fleet and
one-time Superintendent of Parramatta Hospital) was granted
600 acres in 1804. There is a suggestion that the grant
occurred five years after Arndell moved to the area. If this
is true then his original homestead, now nothing more than
ruins, may date from 1799.
Arndell named his property 'Caddie Park' and it remained
in the Arndell family for seven generations until 1981 when
it was acquired by the NSW State government and became part
of the Cattai State Recreation Area.
Things to see:
Cattai National Park
Officially opened on Australia Day 1983, Cattai State
Recreation Area (now known as the Cattai National Park) is a
223.5 hectare park on the banks of the Hawkesbury River
which provides family facilities - barbecues, picnic sites,
camping, showers and toilets - in a peaceful and attractive
setting. The park includes a 'convict lagoon', excellent
walking and bicycling tracks and the historic 'Caddie Park'
homestead. For details and price of entry fee contact
C.S.R.A. (02) 4572 8404.
Caddie Park is a handsome sandstock homestead which was
built by convicts in 1821. It has sweeping views across the
Hawkesbury River. It is notable for its three dormer windows
but the east wing is an addition which occurred as recently
as 1938. The house is well worth visiting.
Ruins of original homestead
About 60 metres north of Caddie Park homestead are some
stone foundations of a tiny dwelling which appears to have
been a 3m x 12m simple dwelling. It is believed to date from
1799. It was built by convict labour.
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