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Lockdowns are tedious, stressful, mind numbing but necessary.
So you've done all those jigsaws that haven't seen light of day since the 80's, you've walked the dog so many times even he is not getting excited about a jangling lead, you've realised everyone else on social really has nothing new to say and you're now getting excited about preparing your tax paperwork ....STOP we need a circuit breaker so lets change it up a bit with some Hawkesbury Trivia!
No word of a lie, all of these questions we have been asked at the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre over the years. Some people really want to know these answers about our local area!
So start the quiz and make it a family challenge - and no cheating by Googling the answers - the real answers from our Visitor Information Centre staff are below.
19.The devastating 2019/2020 Gospers Mountain Fire had a significant and destructive impact on our communities, our wildlife and our bushland. How long did the fire go for before being officially declared under control?
20.How many thousand tonnes of mushrooms are grown in the Hawkesbury each year?
23.What important NSW government air service shares spare with the Airforce at the Richmond RAAF Base?
24.What year did the Hawkesbury host the World Cup Polo Championship?
25.How long is the Colo River? 56km, 86km or 106km?
2.They all have a horse racetrack
4.Colo, Grose, Nepean, MacDonald
5.Hawkesbury Agricultural Show
8. The Pansy -which used to carry passengers and pick up fruit and produce from the farms in the area. It travelled from Kurrajong to Richmond and ran from 1926 to 1952.
9.Four - Sackville, Lower Portland, Webbs Creek and Wisemans Ferry
10.Crago Observatory which is run by the Astronomical Society of NSW
11.It was estimated in 2020 there were 67749 people living in the Hawkesbury
12.It was the Pope.
13.Rose Cottage at Wilberforce - it's next to Australiana Pioneer Village.
14.the 1990's. 1994 in fact.
16.The historic Toll House built in 1835 to collect money from travellers to use the road - some things don't change!
17.Richmond - off Londonderry Road. EucFACE is designed to predict the effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide on Australia's native forests.
18.The Secret River
19.79 days - originally the fire began from a lightening strike in the remote centre of Wollemi National Park.
20.17000 tonnes are grown each year
22.Mary Reiby on the $20 note
23.The NSW RFS aerial firefighting fleet
24. It was back in 2017. It was played at Richmond at the Sydney Polo Club. Eight nations competed.
25.The Colo is 86km in length . The river starts over the ranges near Newnes and flows mostly through Wollemi National Park.
Sep 18, 2020
The Hawkesbury's connection with the RAAF goes back nearly 100 years
Aug 6, 2020
Is the 'flogging parson' haunting the Windsor rectory?
May 7, 2021
Enjoy the winter sunshine on these local paths