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Richmond is a town to the northwest of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. It is administered as part of the City of Hawkesbury. Located on the Hawkesbury River flats, it has a population of around 6,000 people (2012 estimate).

Guide to Richmond Hotels

Here's a list of hotels in Richmond that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.



Post Office of Richmond, New South Wales
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More on Richmond

Until the arrival of European settlers, the Richmond area was inhabited by the Darug people. British settlers arrived in 1789. The area was named by Governor Arthur Philip in honor of Charles Lennox, the 3rd Duke of Richmond. It was the third oldest European settlement in Australia after Sydney and Parramatta.

Richmond is the first of five towns established by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1811, the others being Windsor, Castlereagh, Wilberforce and Pitt town. By the mid 20th century, the urban sprawl of Sydney as absorbed Richmond as part of the outer Sydney suburban area. Due to its long history, the town has quite a number of historic buildings that have been listed on the Register of the National Estate.



Bowman's Cottage, Richmond
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Visiting Richmond

From Sydney take the State Route 40 heading northwest to reach Richmond.

Places of Interest in Richmond

  1. Bowman's Cottage
    House built by early settler James Blackman. He sold it to George Bowman to pay his debts. Today it is one of the oldest buildings in Richmond.

  2. St Peter's Church
    Anglican parish church in Richmond.

Other places by this name

Richmond is of course a common place name. I have also described Richmond in Virginia, USA, the Richmond MPPP Rest House in Penang, Richmond in North Yorkshire, and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.