Address: 5 Thompson Square, Windsor.
Windsor is one of the oldest areas of settlement in the early Australian colony. It is situated in the north-western outskirts of Sydney, about 60 km from the CBD. It is less than an hour by dual carriageway (M1, M2, M4, M5 & M7) from most parts of Sydney. State Rail operates to Windsor and the station is less than a kilometre from our office. Windsor was first settled in the early 1790's because of the fertile lands surrounding what is now known as the Hawkesbury River. It was important as a food growing area for the early settlement and for its accessibility to the growing colony of Sydney by water. The town was proclaimed by Lachlan Macquarie in 1810 and is one of the five Macquarie Towns in the Hawkesbury Valley.
Our office is situated in Thompson Square and this is the oldest functioning square in Australia today. 5 Thompson Square was constructed sometime between 1835 and 1855 making it one of the older buildings in Australia. It has survived several floods including the 1867 flood which would have had water levels up to the eaves of the building. Thompson Square is named after Andrew Thompson who was originally transported to Australia for stealing cloth. When he was pardoned, he became a successful trader and eventually a magistrate for the new town of Windsor.
Today, the precinct around Thompson Square is full of olde-world charm, with wonderful views over the Hawkesbury River flood plain, across to the mountains in the west and the turf farms to the north and to the east. There are many good cafes surrounding the square, walks along the river and areas to enjoy a coffee or light lunch overlooking the river.
Our office is accessible to wheelchairs, parking is plentiful and free and you can often park right outside our front door.