Early Flour Mills along the Hawkesbury River

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Date(s) - 11/08/2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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There are many theories as to who Esther Arndell’s (wife of John Tunks) parents were.  These theories include granddaughter of Thomas Arndell (First Fleet Surgeon) or illegitimate daughter of Thomas Arndell or no relation to Thomas Arndell at all.

If you are a descendant of John Tunks and Esther Arndell, you might be interested in the National Trust Tour of the Early Flour Mills along the Hawkesbury River.

Repeated by popular demand this tour, led by noted historian Ian Jack,  visits the early flour mills of the Hawkesbury River including archaeological site of First Fleet Surgeon Thomas Arndell’s stone tower mill and granary (built 1806-09).  BYO picnic lunch at Caddie Homestead, Arndell’s second residence, then a visit to Mill Creek with its remaining 1830 basement before concluding at the site of Singleton’s Mill on Laybury;s Creek.  Sensible shoes are essential, 4WD required to access one of the sites – car pooling can be arranged.  Read more

If you have any proof of who Esther Arndell’s parents really were, please leave a comment below.

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