Celebrate a rich history

An ancient land

The first Australians of this region are the Darug peoples of the Boorooberongal clan. With the help of archaeologists, we have preserved around 6,000 Aboriginal stone tools and carvings from Redbank’s sandstone terrain.

Black and white image of a ship on water.

1788

Governor Arthur Phillip first explored the Hawkesbury region.

1795

First Australians and settlers clashed in the Battle of Richmond Hill. A memorial at St John of God Richmond Hospital commemorates those Darug people who died defending their land.

Black and white image of tree in open field.

1810

Governor Lachlan Macquarie travelled to Richmond Hill and Richmond Terrace (known as Belmont at the time) and chronicled the beauty of the land.

Black and white image of a man bending down and touching the soil.

1943

Sydney engineer Percival Alfred Yeomans purchased 740 acres at Redbank and pioneered sustainable agriculture. His farming methods are followed to this day, with some of his original keyline system at Redbank heritage protected as part of a community bike trail. He named his farm Yobarnie, a blend of his sons’ names.

1927

The Commissioner of Railways purchased a section of the site for a railway siding and named it ‘Redbank’.

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1956

Sydney engineer Percival Alfred Yeomans purchased 740 acres at Redbank and pioneered sustainable agriculture. His farming methods are followed to this day, with some of his original keyline system at Redbank heritage protected as part of a community bike trail. He named his farm Yobarnie, a blend of his sons’ names.

Black and white image of man on a plow.

1959

The ‘Yeomans Plow’ became popular with farmers and is still in production today.

1971

PA Yeomans published The City Forest as a guide to developing land in sympathy with nature. His principles are still applied by many town planners and landscape architects.

2016

Redbank North Richmond’s first residents moved in and have started to build their new life, create their own patch and meet their new neighbours.

2016

Some of our first residents included the lively community of people living at RSL’s Kingsford Smith Village and Ron Middleton Gardens Nursing Home.

In 5 years…

Redbank will be a thriving and connected community of proud Hawkesbury residents, building new memories for generations to come.

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2014

Redbank North Richmond launched lot sales in October 2014 and sold all of Stage 1 (Yobarnie Rise) in just six weeks.

Man and women drinking wine outside.