WHO NAMED TREBOR ROAD IN PEN­NANT HILLS?

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - HISTORY - Trebor is Robert spelt back­wards.

Trebor Road Pen­nant Hills in­trigues every­one who trav­els along Pen­nant Hills Road. Driv­ers wait­ing for traf­fic lights to change at the in­ter­sec­tion of City View and Trebor Roads have been won­der­ing for years, why Trebor?

In 1813, William Charles Went­worth [1793-1872] along with Gre­gory Blax­land and William Law­son made the first cross­ing of the Blue Moun­tains us­ing the ridges rather than fol­low­ing the streams that flowed out of the val­leys. Went­worth sailed to Eng­land in 1816 and stud­ied law for the next four years. He wrote the first book to be pub­lished by a na­tive Aus­tralian giv­ing a his­tor­i­cal and po­lit­i­cal de­scrip­tion of the colony which aroused high in­ter­est and sold well. He be­came a prom­i­nent NSW politi­cian.

Went­worth’s daugh­ter Thoma­sine (Tim­mie) [1825-1913] mar­ried in 1844 Thomas John Fisher [1813-1875], a prom­i­nent so­lic­i­tor of the 19th cen­tury. They owned many acres of the orig­i­nal John Thorn land grant which en­com­passed much of the modern-day sub­urb of Pen­nant Hills. Fisher and his wife named their prop­erty Hill­crest. In due course their son Robert [b:1848] in­her­ited the prop­erty and when he passed away in 1919 the land was sub­di­vided. Streets in the sub­di­vi­sion were to be named Fisher, Robert, and Hill­crest.

Hornsby Shire Coun­cil ad­vised that “Robert” could not be used as a street name since there was al­ready a Robert Road in present day Cher­ry­brook. Emer­gency ser­vices would not ac­cept two streets in close prox­im­ity with the same name since it cre­ated con­fu­sion. The sat­is­fac­tory al­ter­na­tive was to re­verse the name –

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