George and Margaret Wyndham arrived in Sydney on 26th December 1827 and purchased 2080 acres (842 hectares) on the banks of the Hunter River near Branxton on 15th January 1828, which they renamed Dalwood. With the help of labour provided by a mix of convicts, ex-convicts, free immigrants, Indigenous people, German vine-dressers, and colonial born employees, George Wyndham and his sons, developed successful cattle, sheep, horse and vineyard enterprises at Dalwood and Mahngarinda (Hunter Valley), Colly Blu (Liverpool Plains), Bukkulla and Nullamanna (McIntyre River), and Keelgyrah (Richmond Valley). Many Wyndham relatives, friends, and others with letters of introduction, stayed at Dalwood on their way to establishing new lives in Australia.
The Dalwood Restoration Association, which includes Wyndham and convict descendants, cordially invites the descendants of any convicts, Indigenous people, German vine-dressers, free immigrants, and colonial born employees who worked at any of the above properties before 1900, and anyone else interested in colonial history, to join with Wyndham descendants for
700 Dalwood Rd, Dalwood NSW 2335
Saturday 7th September 2019 at 1.00 pm (Doors open 11.00 a.m.)
$55 per person
Bookings should be made online via https://www.trybooking.com/BDNDL
Bookings will close at 11.30 p.m. 15 August 2019, at the request of the caterer.
Vegetarian and Gluten free requirements have been taken into account in the selection of the menu.
There will be a display of material from the State Library of New South Wales, including some recently acquired items.
The programme will include presentations from each of the above-mentioned groups, and new information about the significance of Dalwood House, followed by an inspection of the most recent works carried out at Dalwood House.
If you are unable to book online or for further information please contact