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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Our thanks and acknowledgement is given to the many organisations, people, and businesses in the Wollondilly who have offered advice, assistance, and encouragement in the construction of this site.

Particular thanks to:

Tourism Wollondilly, Wollondilly Tourism Industry Association

Picton & District Historical and Family History Society
and Jan Ross who has been an invaluable source of information about the early history of the area

The Oaks Historical Society

NSW Rail Transport Museum

Also
Phillipa Barton, Jim McDonald (for info on Wilton), Geoff Scharer, Elizabeth Villy, Sydney Water, Wirrimbirra Sanctuary, Wollondilly Shire Council

GRAPHICS

All graphics copyright © Geoff. A. Hinde and Furry Software Pty. Ltd. unless otherwise indicated.

Black and white images © in the "Past & Present" section by courtesy of, and copyright to, the Picton and District Historical and Family History Society (PADHFHS) - reproduction of historical photographs with permission. Other historical photos of Picton © Jan Ross, and Tourism Wollondilly - used with permission.

Other photos: on Peppertree Ridge © Barry & Lucille McConville

Where logos and other digitised images appear, they have been used with the express permission of those persons or businesses who own them.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The following sources were consulted in the preparation of historical material in this site:

anon: "The Oaks - centenary publication"; Roman Catholic Church, The Oaks, 1965
Bayley, William A.: "Picton-Mittagong Loop-Line Railway"; Austrail Publications 1975
Bayley, William A.: "Picton-Mittagong Main Line Railway"; Austrail Publications 1975
Berglund, C.P.: "A History of Oakdale"; The Oaks Historical Society, pub. unknown
Clark, C.M.H: "A History of Australia Vol. II"; Melbourne University Press, Melbourne 1968
Clark, C.M.H: "A History of Australia Vol. III"; Melbourne University Press, Melbourne 1978
Clark, C.M.H: "A History of Australia Vol. IV"; Melbourne University Press, Melbourne 1980

Clark, C.M.H: "A History of Australia Vol. V"; Melbourne University Press, Melbourne 1981 Collins, David (ed. Fletcher, B.H.): "An Account of the English Colony in NSW", 2 volumes, A.H. & A.W Reed, Sydney 1975
Collison, Cynthia: "Some Highlights - Lieut. General Sir Thomas Picton"; Picton & District Historical and Family History Society, 1991
den Hertog, Sonia: "The History of The Oaks from the Records"; The Oaks Historical Society, 1987
Dutton, Geoffrey: "The Squatters"; Currey O'Neill Ross, Melbourne, 1985
Ellis, M.H.: "John Macarthur"; Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1955
Ellis, M.H.: "Lachlan Macquarie, His Life, Adventures and Times"; Angus & Robertson, 3rd. ed., Sydney 1958
Fairfax, John: "Historic Roads Around Sydney"; Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1959
Fairfax, Marlane: "It Has No Definite Name - a postal history of Tahmoor, 1892 - 1916"; Picton & District Historical and Family History Society, 1991
Gunn, John: "Along Parallel Lines - A history of the railways of New South Wales 1850 - 1986"; Melbourne University Press, Melbourne 1989
Holmes, Richard: "Redcoat - The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket"; Harper Collins, London 2002
Jervis, J.: "A History of the Berrima District 1798-1973"; Berrima County Council 1978
Jervis, J.: "Settlement in the Picton and the Oaks District"; Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol XXVII, Sydney, 1941
Jervis, J.: "Wingecarribee, it's early history"; BDHAFHS 1975
Jervis, J.: "The Great South Road"; Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. XXV, Part V, Sydney 1939
Jervis, J.: "The Wingecarribee and Southern Highlands District - Discovery and Settlement"; Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. XXIII, Part IV, Sydney 1937
Johnson, Richard: "The Search for the Inland Sea - John Oxley, explorer, 1783 to 1828"; Melbourne University Press, 2001
Knox, F.B.: "A Short History of Tahmoor"; monograph, 1975
Knox, F.B.: "Peeps at Picton's Past"; Picton & District Historical and Family History Society, 1991
Lee, Roberts: 'The Greatest Public Work - The New South Wales Railways 1848 to 1889; Hale & Ironmonger, Sydney 1988
Liston, C.: "Campbelltown, the Bicentennial history"; City of Campbelltown 1988
Macquarie, Lachlan: "Journals of his tours in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1810 - 1822"; Trustees of the Public Libarary of NSW, Sydney, 1956
Middleton, Hilton: 'Thirlmere'; Article. Stonequarry Journal Vol. 14 No. 1, March 2000, Picton & District Historical and Family History Society
NSW State Parliament: "Proposed railway, Rooty Hill to Tahmoor"; Parliamentary Steering Committee on Public Works, 1925
The Oaks Historical Society: "A Tour Guide to The Oaks, Oakdale, and Burragorang"; Oaks Hist. Soc., 1995
Percival, Syd: "Chronicles of Appin"; Campbelltown & Airds Historical Society
Ross, Jan: "Harmony Home, Picton - Thirlmere"; Picton & District Historical and Family History Society, 1991
Ross, Jan: "Picton Court House and Lock-Up"; Picton & District Historical and Family History Society, ?
Ross, Jan: "Railway Precinct Ramble - Picton"; Picton & District Historical and Family History Society, 1991
Ross, Jan: "Vault Hill - Picton"; Picton & District Historical and Family History Society, 1991
Shephard, Patricia: "St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park"; Picton & District Historical and Family History Society, 1992
Shephard, Patricia: "Wilton - East Bargo, a brief history"; Picton & District Historical and Family History Society, 1991
Sproule, Colin: "Oakdale and a Century of Apple Growing"; The Oaks Historical Society, 1990
Sproule, Colin (ed.): "Of Mines and Men - the stories of the miners of the Wollondilly Mines"; The Oaks Historical Society, 1995
Tench, Watkin: "Sydney's First Four Years"; 1789/1793 - reprinted Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1961
"Thirlmere Lakes National Park": monograph; Campbelltown & Airds Historical Society, ?
"Wollondilly Visitor's Guide": Tourism Wollondilly 1999-2007
Vincent, Liz: "A Brief History of Picton"; private imprint 1996
Vincent, Liz: "Historic Picton, a Walk through Picton's Past"; private imprint 1994
Watt, Robert D.: "The Romance of the Australian Land Industries"; Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1955
Weir, Nell R.: "From Timberland to Smiling Fields - A History of Orangeville and Werombi"; The Oaks Historical Society 1998


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