Books and Media

The following provide good coverage of the history and information for St Albans and the Macdonald Valley and online articles writen based on the valley
The following provide a good coverage of the history of the Hawkesbury

There has been much published on the historical Hawkesbury area. There are books covering the area in general, as well as titles specifically on a locality. There have been books published by particular authors that are recollections or memories of days gone by,
these are often referred to as "reminiscences" and provide an interesting look at the past. There are also books published to celebrate events or centenaries. This list is by no means exhaustive and it is always important to check the catalogue. Smaller booklets may not be listed but may be found by subject in the Pamphlet file.
This list provides the title and surname as well as the call number, where the item is shelved in the Local Studies Collection. Items held in the Local Studies collection are not available for loan however a number of these publications have lending copies at Windsor & Richmond library, which can be borrowed by library members. The call number is the same, just omit the prefix RL. Always check the library catalogue as titles are added regularly. Available also online at

  • • Hawkesbury 1794-1994 / Jan BARKLEY & Michelle NICHOLS RL994.42 BAR
    • Macquarie Country / D. G. BOWD RL994.42 BOW
    • Hawkesbury Journey / D. G. BOWD RL994.42 BOW
    • Hawkesbury Heritage / Stan STEVENS RL994.42 STE
    • Hawkesbury Pictorial history / Michelle NICHOLS RL994.42 NIC
    • Hawkesbury River history / Jocelyn POWELL & LORRAINE BANKS RL994.42 HAW
    • Early Days of Windsor / James STEELE RL994.4102 STE
    • Exploring the Hawkesbury / R. IAN JACK RL919.442 JAC


For additional information check the Library's online catalogue at
SCHOOL HISTORIES Books on individual schools are located at RL372.99441- RL372.994412
CHURCH HISTORIES Books on individual churches are located at RL283.9441
CONSERVATION PLANS on local buildings & areas see RL728.099442
ARCHITECTURE Books on the history of Australian architecture at RL720-