Camden

Suburb situated on the floodplain of the Nepean River, on the traditional land of the Dharawal people. It was shaped by its landed gentry from the time of John Macarthur's original land grant in 1805, until the Macarthur family influence faded in the 1950s.

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Cowpastures
1795 - 1840
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Camden

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2008

One of the most important towns in Sydney's hinterland, Camden was shaped by its landed gentry from the time of John Macarthur's original land grant in 1805, until the Macarthur family influence faded in the 1950s. Camden dairy products and farm produce went to the Sydney markets, but the town resisted Sydney-based decisions and remains ambivalent about its proximity to the city.