A freelance writer who lives at beautiful Lake Macquarie - owned by two adorable, very cheeky, spoooilt Labradors.
Published December 3rd 2016
A Cute Little Colony
If you're into pretty, and history (and only 20 minutes from Maitland) - then this one's for you. Think Jane Eyre mingles with a convict: grassy green pastures mooing with quiet contentment, a warm hay bale hinted haze skimming a restful rippled river, a stalwart mountainous backdrop - supervising, serenely, from the perimeter - chuckling and amused by the passing-by city slickers' evident landscape envy.
A poet's dream. An early settler's fancy. Our original inhabitants' - the Gringai clan's - I'd hazard a guess - teeming and treasured territory.
St Ann's Presbyterian Church - 'Indeed, St Ann's, built in the late 1830's, is said to be the oldest Presbyterian Church on mainland Australia' - as stated on the welcome to Paterson information billboard in John Tucker Park
John Tucker Park on the river (complete with childrens play equipment and toilets). Look for the Pecan nut tree (which was 'reputedly planted to celebrate the end of WW1 by John Tucker' as stated on the Paterson Historic Walk pamphlet)